Chinese premier Li offers trade and aid to Colombia
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang pledged to deepen economic ties aimed at boosting trade and investment with Colombia as part of his four-nation South America. The two signed deals for a scholarship program and a development plan for the port of Buenaventura.
After a meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos, Li told media outlets that China will pledge $8 million aimed at war-torn rural areas if a deal is reached with leftist rebel group, FARC. Both countries are considering preliminary talks aimed at a free trade agreement.