Bogota, Oct 11 (EFE) .- The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, said today that the country is "responsible and serious" to invest, while highlighting the figures that indicate that every time more foreigners are contemplating the possibility of doing business. p>
"You investors are a very important part of economic policy. huge investments from the point of view of investment, "Santos said when he installed the" Colombia Investment Summit 2017 ", a space designed by the government office ProColombia to publicize the investment opportunities. "The increase in infrastructure spending, tax reform and the stimulus that the peace agreement generated for confidence are all factors that allegedly will boost growth to about 3.5% in the medium term, "the president said in quoting the latest report from the International Monetary Fund. p>
in Bogotá with the assistance of 300 entrepreneurs from the Americas, Europe and Asia, mentioned that Colombia has managed to attract greater investment flows in the context of Latin America. p>
In the first decade of 2000 reached 6 billion dollars and last year exceeded 13.5 billion dollars in foreign investment. p>
"We have managed to maintain the foreign direct investment in a very difficult regional environment. of 30 concession projects to build and modernize national highways allow increased competitiveness and millions of investments in airports and seaports p>
"We followed that roadmap. When we arrived at the government there were eight agreements with access to 500 million consumers and we set out to accelerate it and increase it and we now have access to more than 1.5 billion consumers in agreements with 65 countries and we will continue to do so, "he said.