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Duque travels to Brazil with the agenda focused on the reactivation of the economy

Bogotá, Oct 17 (EFE) .- Colombian President Iván Duque travels to Brazil this Sunday on an official visit with a political and economic agenda focused on the reactivation of trade, foreign investment and tourism after the covid-19 pandemic .

The Colombian head of state, who will be in Brazil on Monday and Tuesday, will also address other issues such as the production of vaccines against the coronavirus, the protection of the Amazon, the fight against the effects of climate change, care for migrants, defense of democracy in the region and border security, reported the Presidency.


Duque will begin his visit in Sao Paulo, where on Monday he will develop the business part of his agenda, and on Tuesday he will meet in Brasilia with the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who will receive him at the Planalto Palace.

The two leaders will review the status of the bilateral relationship and sign seven cooperation instruments that seek to reactivate the economies of the two nations hit by the pandemic.

The bilateral agreements and instruments have to do with police cooperation, promotion of exports and investment, water and basic sanitation, technical training, agriculture, research and air services.

These include the Agreement between the National Police of Colombia and the Federal Police of Brazil to combat illicit drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and related crimes.

Duque will also meet on Tuesday 19 with the presidents of the Federal Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, and of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira, to whom he will explain the implementation of the Colombia peace agreement, among other matters of his policy.

He will also have a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACTO), María Alexandra Moreira.

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