José Antonio Ocampo would be the Minister of Finance of the Petro government

Reactions to the appointment of Ocampo as Minister of Finance

The elected president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, made the appointment of the economist official, José Antonio Ocampo, as Minister of Finance of his government. The president had made the formal proposal and was waiting for Ocampo to respond.

After the announcement of the new Minhacienda, Andi’s president, Bruce Mac Master, reacted through his Twitter account. “José Antonio Ocampo is a serious, experienced and reliable person, he knows the country, its finances and the international markets. His appointment as Minister of Finance is a very good sign,” he published.

The president of Asobancaria also expressed his opinion about the confidence generated by this appointment. “The appointment of @JoseA_Ocampo gives confidence about the technical and weighted character that the macroeconomic policy of the @petrogustavo government will have. From @Asobancaria willing to cooperate and help in the reforms that Colombia demands,” he said.

So far, the news has been well received by the public sector. The Minister of Finance of the Duque government, José Manuel Restrepo, wishes his successor the best. “My best wishes and recognition to the new Minhacienda, @JoseA_Ocampo In the @MinHacienda¡ sector you will have a technical team committed to growth and sustainability fiscal and social of Colombia. We are already in a process of harmonic, institutional and transparent connection”, he commented.

Former Minister Jonathan Malagón and the representative to the Chamber for Bogotá, Cathy Juvinao, expressed their satisfaction with the decision. “Tranquilidad produces the appointment of @JoseA_Ocampo as Minister of Finance. He is, in my opinion, the most important economist in the history of Colombia. His academic, professional and human conditions are a guarantee of good management. It is, without a doubt, very good news”, said Malagón.


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