BOGOTÁ – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler today issued the following statement after his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque:
“Today, President Duque and I discussed our shared commitment to supporting prosperity, stability, and security in Colombia. Rural development is fundamental to this common goal. DFC and the Government of Colombia are eager to make progress toward a comprehensive, collaborative plan to uplift rural Colombians and this could represent a multibillion-dollar investment for DFC. Over the coming weeks, we look forward to continued collaboration with the Duque Administration to finalize a comprehensive plan that empowers rural Colombians and expands economic opportunities for farmers.”
Boehler is in Colombia as part of a delegation led by U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien to promote democracy and security, expand trade and investment, and strengthen cooperation on the global response to COVID-19. The delegation also visited Panama.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.