El Salvador signs a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Antwerp, Belgium

Today, the presidential commissioner for Strategic Projects, Cristian Flores, and the president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.

According to the authorities, the signing of this memorandum is related to port administration and will allow cooperation with Belgium in the field of port development and management.

The president of CEPA indicated that the Port of Antwerp is the second largest port in Europe, with connections to more than 800 destinations and a driver of the circular economy and energy transition. For his part, the presidential commissioner, Cristian Flores, stressed that El Salvador has become a safer country and one that generates trust.

«This type of understanding between countries and between homologous institutions is important to have the best infrastructure and generate better offers and more business opportunities,» said Commissioner Cristina Flores, adding that it also favors job creation.

For his part, the director of Puerto Antwerp, Mario Lievens, said that: «It is a great pleasure to be here, after a process that has taken time due to COVID-19; today, we are together to sign an important document. We intend to collaborate in the development of this country».

The authorities reiterated that the objective of this agreement is to establish effective communication channels for port development issues and also to find opportunities for growth and cooperation for the development of ports.

 «During the next two years that the signing of this memorandum is in force, we are sure that the necessary foundations will be established to lead our users to a better future,» said Federico Anliker.