Since the administration of President Nayib Bukele began, the Ministry of Economy (Minec) has developed projects and managed alliances to promote investments in El Salvador, especially in the technology sector.
The latest business meetings held by the head of Minec, María Luisa Hayem, have had a digital economy approach. For example, last week, the officials met in Austria with representatives of the startup and innovation center called INNCUBATOR.
«El Salvador has as one of its priorities to attract investment to the country as a fundamental pillar to boost economic growth,» said Hayem on that occasion.
In addition, the minister discussed last Thursday the digital transformation in the country with the director of government relations and public policy for emerging markets at Google, Selim Eddé.
«We talked about areas of collaboration to contribute to prosperity in El Salvador through the use of technology,» he said.
On the other hand, Hayem participated in the Spotlight on Latin America Briefing forum, organized by the Financial Times and Millicom Tigo, where he spoke about how the public and private sectors can work together to close the digital divide, and thus ensure that all communities can benefit from the opportunities of a global digital economy.
This latest event aimed to discuss how private and state sector partnerships can boost connectivity to support growth and accelerate sustainable development.
«At this event, I spoke about the Salvadoran economy’s strong performance and the progress we’ve made to make our country the best business climate in the region,» she said on Twitter.