24 September 2020, Amsterdam. H.E. Ms Marisol Agüero Colunga, newly appointed Ambassador of Peru to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Ms Marisol Agüero Colunga came to visit CFC for the first time to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground.
Her Excellency was accompanied by Ms Francis Natalie Chávez Aco, Second Secretary at the Embassy. Ambassador Belal was accompanied by Ms Sonja Timmer, Project Manager.
During the discussion, Ambassador Belal briefed Ambassador Agüero on the current as well as probable future initiatives of the CFC. Considering the setback we all have been enduring due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Belal wished to see more working relations and partnership with the countries in the days to come. Appreciating Peru’s good standing in the region, enhancement of regional projects in the agri-commodity sector might be a possibility in the future to consider.
Ambassador Belal, taking cue from COVID-19 lessons, highlighted the importance of capacity building initiatives beyond business case of CFC’s usual projects.
With regard to the ongoing call for proposals by CFC, Ambassador Belal urged Ambassador Agüero to disseminate the information so that qualified SMEs/enterprises could submit quality projects from Peru for consideration by the Executive Board of CFC.