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These are the key takeaways from Vice President Marquez’s visit to South Africa

Vice President, Francia Marquez and her delegation conclude their visit to South Africa, During the trip, he had separate meetings, including one with the President and Vice President of that country, who agreed to be a guarantor of the peace process with the ELN guerrillas,

In addition, six MoUs were signed. Notable among them is the one that was signed between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of South Africa and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. Marquez proposed that, to encourage trade between the two countries, There is a ProColumbia office in South Africa.

During the journey, the call was also received Declaration of intent to promote trade and investment, Trade and investment between KwaZulu-Natal and the Chambers of Commerce of Buenaventura, Choco, Tumaco, San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina.

Márquez proposed that a promotional strategy be established, called “She exports to Africa”. To strengthen trade between the two countries. “We want to strengthen the economy of women, we know that this economy reaches door to door, door to door. We also want African women to be able to export to Colombia,

In matters of education, a cooperation alliance was signed between Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Carolina Quijano, and Deputy Minister of Education of South Africa with whom it is expected to work explicitly on issues of exchange, such as seminars, workshops, conferences, visiting experts, Promotion of Educational Mobility Scholarship introduced by both countries, teaching English and Spanish, and establishing a network of Colombian-African universities, among other initiatives,

It should be noted that, Colombia and South Africa signed an agreement to create a network of Colombian-African universities. The network aims to promote educational mobility, the teaching of English and Spanish, the exchange of experiences for peace, and anti-racism and gender policies, among other topics.

,The agreement marks a roadmap for the internationalization of higher education institutions in Colombia. We want to enhance our educational offering to the world and take advantage of these exchanges to prepare our students for global challenges,” said the Deputy Minister of Higher Education.

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