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Columbia’s Foreign Minister visits Belize

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7:01 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, a delegation from Colombia headed by Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, met with Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Elodio Aragon, and representatives from the Ministries of Education and Trade.

According to a release from the GOB’s Press Office, the purpose of the visit was to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral agenda and the main focus of the meeting was the review of the existing cooperation programme between the two countries.

“Colombia shared information on opportunities they are presently offering in the areas of security and education from which Belize may benefit, and further committed to continue its sharing of best practices in both areas. Both sides also agreed to revitalize the existing mechanism to increase trade and investment,” the release further states.

The meeting concluded with both Ministers reaffirming the importance of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Belize and Colombia established diplomatic relations on February 15th 1982.

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