Ministry of Mines and Energy. Quito, Ecuador. December 4th, 2018. The Minister of Mines and Energy, Maria Fernanda Suarez Londoño, has participated in the Seventh Ecuador-Colombia Bilateral Cabinet as part of the official delegation that accompanied the President of the Republic, Ivan Duque, to this event where both countries shared cooperation opportunities and experiences.
The official highlight this stage as an "opportunity for expanding bilateral exchanges based on the sale and purchase of energy, building cooperation schemes for sharing subsoil knowledge and making join progress in border electrification."
During this event, the President of the Republic specifically referred to the mining and energy sector, ratifying the commitment of continuing to work in order to strengthen the electrical interconnection, which shall benefit the provision of energy for the border populations of both countries.
The President pointed out that an important achievement of this Seventh Bilateral Cabinet was the signing of cooperation agreements between both countries in order to optimize the bilateral electrical interconnection, providing care to young children and adolescents as well as preserving biodiversity inside our border region.
"We want to have close energy cooperation links and continue to count on the possibilities of bilateral energy commerce. Energy cooperation is vital. Two years ago, during a very difficult time, we received energy provision from Ecuador to our country," he indicated.
The Seventh Colombia-Ecuador Bilateral Cabinet was inaugurated at the Palace of Carondelet in Quito, Ecuador, and it involved the participation of over 30 public officials from the Colombian Government.