Colombia and Ireland signed cooperation agreements in education and in security, President Iván Duque announced after the visit he received from the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar.
One of the agreements was the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Department of Continuing and Higher Education, Innovation and Science and Icetex, which will strengthen the binational agenda in education and training.
“This agreement will open opportunities for more Colombian students in Irish territory, but we also hope that it will allow us to have exchanges so that more Irish citizens are in our country and can contribute to one of the great objectives: bilingualism.”, Duke said at a press conference.
Likewise, a letter of intent was also signed in police cooperation between the National Police and its Irish counterpart for the exchange of information to combat transnational crime and organized crime.
President Duque said that a double taxation agreement is being prepared between the two countries that will be sent “urgently” to the Congress of the Republic.
In addition, both countries reaffirmed their commitment to the climate change, the migration issues, peace agreements and the rejection of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“We want to strengthen our relations and cooperation with Latin America. We are working on that. For Ireland and the European Union, it is key to strengthen relations with countries like Colombia, with whom we share so many values”, said the senior Irish official.