Leitl Pushes Investments in Colombia

People ♦ Published: February 7, 2012; 18:05 ♦ (Vindobona)

For Christoph Leitl, the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Colombia is the entry to South America for European companies.

Leitl Pushes Investments in Colombia / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Although Austrian exports to Colombia are booming, the government shuts down its embassy in Bogota. The state secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wolfgang Waldner admits that this step is “very painful”.

Hans-Peter Fend, CFO of Siemens Colombia, considers that this step is “embarrassing”. “Colombia has a stable government for ten years. Perhaps it is already…