managing director of the World Bank, Salvadorian Juan Jose Daboub, said
Thursday in Bogota he was “impressed” with the stability of the
Colombian economy and the government’s reaction to the international
“Colombia is an example for Latin America. I am very impressed with the government’s program, with the economic stability and the measures taken to address the
crisis, and the efforts deployed to achieve peace and development,
” Daboub told El Espectador.
senior official did note however, that the World Bank gives Colombia the third largest
amount of funding in Latin America and the seventh largest in the world.
So far this fiscal year the World Bank has approved US$1.3 billion in funding to Colombia he said.
Daboub met with President Alvaro Uribe earlier this week to discuss the
effects of the global financial crisis on Colombia and the steps taken to confront it.
“The Colombian private
sector is very dynamic, its competitiveness continues to grow,
Colombia is unstoppable,” Daboub said.
his stay in Colombia, Daboub participated in the First International
Congress on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, which was
held in Cartagena from Monday to Thursday.
addition to meeting with Uribe, Daboub also had meetings with the
Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos, and Finance Minister Oscar