Vice President Francia Márquez will travel to Spain to participate with world leaders in a geopolitical event

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This is the 2023 Trends Forum organized by the newspaper El País and Harmon to be held on Thursday, November 24

Vice President Francia Márquez will travel to Spain to participate with world leaders in a geopolitical event

The Vice President, Francia Márquez, together with the Minister of Labor, Gloria Inés Ramírez, and the High Commissioner for Peace, Danilo Rueda, led the Binding Regional Dialogues that took place on Saturday in Pasto (Nariño). (Vice Presidency of the Republic)

The Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez, will be next Thursday, November 24, in Madrid (Spain) to advance the diplomatic agenda and participate in the 2023 Trends Forum,< /b> according to information from his office.

Although they did not provide further details of his agenda, they indicated that he will be present at the event organized by the newspaper El País and Harmon, to be part of the panel “The reconciliation between economic and social development for a diverse and sustainable future”.

There will also be the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations , Amina Mohammed; the United States ambassador to Spain, Julissa Reynoso, and former Costa Rican vice president Epsy Campbell.

In the fifth edition of the Trends Forum issues such as paper of Spain in the European energy crisis and the commitment to the green economy as the spearhead of growth.

There will also be talk about relations between Latin America and Europe, talent management and digitization, the challenges of the new economy, the role of the financial sector and the meaning of economic growth in the current context of uncertainty.

The second vice president of the Government of Spain and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz; the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant and the Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Ricardo Zúñiga, as well as representatives of various companies.

This event was held annually in Spain to analyze economic trends and geopolitics and their impact on the future of the Iberian country, in a complex conjuncture at a global level in the face of the imminent recession, the war in Ukraine, and the consequences of the pandemic.

Vice President Francia Márquez will travel to Spain to participate with world leaders in a geopolitical event

The vice president, Francia Márquez, was at the Binding Regional Dialogues that took place in Pasto (Nariño). (Vice Presidency of the Republic)

Binding Regional Dialogue in Nariño

On Saturday, Vice President Márquez led the process for Nariño and Putumayo with which the government of the President of the Republic, Gustavo Francisco Petro, is collecting the proposals of the citizens to enrich the National Development Plan that will be executed during the next four years.

The event was held at the Normal Superior educational institution in Pasto, where 7,000 people from 42 municipalities in Nariño and four from Putumayo attended, the Vice Presidency of the Republic reported.

Together with the official, the High Commissioner for Peace, Danilo Rueda, led the dialogue with the participants who were around 21 tables in which they took into account issues such as territorial planning, human security, women, victims, the LGBTIQ+ population, youth, the disabled population, climate change, among others.

“We are as the National Government Facing the south winds. It was you who managed to change the government after more than 500 years of exclusion and violence. Therefore have no doubts about this government's commitment to social justice, climate justice, economic justice, gender justice and racial justice”, said Márquez.

The official alsoreiterated the call of the National government to the country's criminal structures to enter a process of submission to justice, within the policy of total peace.

“So that our people can sow the land again in peace, without fear, so that women can walk without fear, so that youth, instead of having the option of picking up a weapon, opt for a pencil”, he urged.

Finally, he recalled that to achieve an end to violence in Colombia significant investment in infrastructure is also required and especially in Colombian agriculture.

“Peace implies true social transformation. There is no peace if there are no tertiary pathways to return to cultivating potatoes, there is no peace if we do not return to producing in the fields, there is no peace if there is no connectivity and access to drinking water, and there will be no peace if we do not there is access to health”, he concluded.

(With information from agencies)