Colombia, EU to ‘Deepen’ Cooperation in Environmental Matters
Bogotá – European Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius on Tuesday visited a Colombian páramo where he celebrated the implementation of the Joint Declaration ratified by Colombia and the EU in environmental matters, which will serve to “deepen” cooperation between the two parties.
The commissioner visited the Matarredonda Ecological Park, on the outskirts of Bogotá, after holding a meeting with the Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez, with whom he discussed “many” issues.
One of the main issues discussed with Ramírez was deforestation and specifically the new European legislation that foresees that no product associated with deforestation will reach Europe, which, according to the commissioner, “will benefit” Colombia as it is “making an excellent effort” in terms of deforestation.
They also discussed the situation in Ukraine; a moment that the Commissioner took advantage of to highlight the work of the Government in the context of Venezuelan migration, and the recovery after the pandemic.