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The countries of the Pacific Alliance are best prepared for the storm the world is living today: President Santos

The Head of State proposed the internationalization of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to generate synergies among the countries. This proposal was made by the Colombian President during the opening ceremony of the X Summit of the Pacific Alliance.

Paracas, Peru, July 2, 2015 (SIG).

The President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, stated this Thursday that Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia are the Latin American countries best directed to face the current economic and social challenges.

"I believe that we are four countries quite well positioned to face this storm that the world is living today”, the President said during the opening ceremony of the X Summit of the Pacific Alliance.

The Head of State added that this has been achieved because, with this Alliance, “the challenges faced by all countries have been assumed in accordance with the world’s changing circumstances, thus gradually deepening our integration, reinforcing our economies, strengthening our democracies and protecting ourselves against the problems and challenges inherent to the world we live in today".

Likewise, President Santos suggested the internationalization of the SMEs. This will be possible "if we manage to enable the SMEs to build bridges among them, to generate synergies between our countries, to be able, as you said, President Humala, to internationalize themselves”, the Head of State said.

However, he pointed out that in order to achieve this integration the necessary tools are required. “I am certain that if a Colombian SME comes here to Peru, or if it goes to Mexico, or to Chile, it will feel more at ease, more comfortable, if we provide it with the necessary instruments to be able to do it”, stated President Santos.

"And if that is achieved, and it turns into a snowball, into a sort of virtuous circle, there are enormous advantages”, the Head of State concluded.