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Colombia awards Esther Alcocer Koplowitz for her contribution to strengthening relations with Spain

17/07/2015

Colombia awards Esther Alcocer Koplowitz for her contribution to strengthening relations with Spain

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, President of FCC, has received an award from the Colombian Government for her contribution to strengthening relations between Colombia and Spain. The award was presented by the Colombian Ambassador in Madrid, Fernando Carrillo, at an event held yesterday at the Colombian Embassy in Madrid, on the National Day of this country.

Colombia awards Esther Alcocer Koplowitz for her contribution to strengthening relations with Spain

The President of Ifema, Luis Eduardo Cortés, the Senator for Ceuta (born in Colombia), Luz Elena Sanín Naranjo, the business owner and horse-riding champion, Kike Sarasola, and the Dean of the University Camilo José Cela, Eduardo Nolla Blanco, also received awards at the event.

On behalf of everyone honoured at the event, the President of FCC thanked the Colombian Government with a quote from the Colombian writer Álvaro Mutis, for acknowledging "the dedication to improving and strengthening business ties between our countries". "Something we have done, are doing and will continuing to do at FCC", she added, "because we believe improvements and progress for all can only be achieved through shared knowledge".

The event was attended by the President of Iberia, Luis Gallego, the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America, Jesús Gracia Aldaz, and the first Vice-president of FCC, Esther Koplowitz, alongside representatives of other diplomatic legations in Madrid and of the Colombian community in Spain. The top executive of the Spanish airline highlighted the progress made by Iberia in strengthening ties between Colombia and Spain, such as the recent launch of direct flights from Madrid to Cali and Medellín, joining the pre-existing direct flight to Bogotá.

 

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