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Strengthening cooperation between business organisations in EU and Latin America

“Our organisations should work together to enhance companies’ role in very promising areas where the EU and Latin America could and should intensify cooperation by promoting inclusive and sustainable growth”, said Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope, at the 28th Meeting of the Presidents of the Ibero-American Employers Organisations (CEIB-OIE) on 19 June in Madrid. José Luis Káiser Moreiras, Director General for International Trade and Investment of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, and Roque Benavides, President of the National Confederation of Private Business of Peru (CONFIEP) also participated in the panel. BusinessEurope believes that the framework for business cooperation should be expanded to ensure that companies are well aware and taking full advantage of existing opportunities in the two regions. Business organisations could work more closely together in a spirit of mutual benefit to ensure a more coherent implementation of already completed agreements and a swift conclusion and application of agreements that have long being awaited. They could also enhance ties with countries that are outside the framework of specific agreements. “There is a number of topical areas on which we can work together, such as resource efficiency and the fight against climate change, as well as digitalisation”, Mr Beyrer added.

Last updated: 21 June 2017