Ecuador, Colombia to Reallocate Binational Fund to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

This fund, created in 2018, came into operation in May 2019 for projects in the border integration zone.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador and Colombia agreed on Sunday, January 10th, to continue bilateral coordination to redirect resources from the Binational Border Development and Social Reparation Fund to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their common border.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and Colombian President Ivan Duque released a joint statement after visiting the Mataje-La Espriella highway construction project, which will facilitate the transportation of goods and services between the two countries.

In the statement, both leaders expressed their concern about "the serious consequences" generated by the pandemic in the two countries, particularly in the border area, and . . .

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