President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White Home adviser, speaks throughout an occasion in america Embassy in Bogota, Colombia September three, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Ladies entrepreneurs are enjoying a “essential function” in Colombia’s financial improvement and its transition to peace, White Home adviser Ivanka Trump stated on Tuesday throughout a go to to Bogota.
The daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump was attending a launch occasion for the Academy of Ladies Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government-funded initiative geared toward decreasing boundaries to girls’s financial participation.
Colombia, lengthy the closest U.S. ally within the area, is the primary cease on a Latin American tour that will even take Trump to Paraguay and Argentina.
Forty Colombian girls will initially profit from participation in this system, stated Trump, who was accompanied on the occasion by Colombian Vice-President Marta Lucia Ramirez.
The academy is “designed to equip girls with the sensible expertise they should create sustainable companies and to take part extra totally within the world economic system,” Trump stated.
“That is significantly necessary in Colombia the place girls play an more and more essential function within the nation’s financial improvement and continued transition to peace,” she added.
The nation’s earlier authorities and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels signed a controversial peace deal in 2016, ending the group’s function in 5 a long time of battle which have killed some 260,000 individuals.
The accord has confronted hurdles, together with unsuccessful efforts by President Ivan Duque to change sure provisions, delays in subsidies for ex-fighters and the announcement final week by a number of former commanders that they might rearm.
The announcement drew condemnation from the federal government, the United Nations and the FARC political get together, whose management stated the vast majority of ex-rebels stay dedicated regardless of “difficulties and risks.”
Reporting by Andres Rojas; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Enhancing by Richard Chang