This visit was an initiative of the Rancho Foundation, and the goal is to create an alliance between Aruba and Uribia.
Uribia has lots of similarities with Aruba. They cultivate corn, cassava, beans, and tomatoes. It is certainly something we can learn from them to upgrade cultivation in Aruba.
The Rancho Foundation’s hope is for Aruba to expand its commercial potential between Uribia and Aruba by starting conversations on subjects like fishery, livestock, agriculture, and transport.
There is also to assess the possibility of importing meat products or livestock from La Guajira. Aruba needs to amend some laws to import meat from Colombia since the only USA or European certified meat products are allowed.
The president of the Rancho Foundation, Mr. Cliffors Rosa, introduced the delegation from Uribia to the Minister. It includes professionals in economic development, the environment, and tourism. The delegation led by Mr. Bonifacio Henriquez Palmar, includes Mrs. Erika Correa, Secretary of Economic Development and Environment of Uribia, Mrs. Maria Isabel Cabarcas,
Teacher at the University of La Guajira, Mrs. Dandy Osorio Uriana, Artist and Wayuu Cultural Manager and Mr. Jose Gerardo Gonzales Prieto, specialist in Indigenous Tourism Wayuu.
Minister Ursell Arends thanked the Rancho Foundation for the introduction and shared his desire to explore the great possibilities for collaboration between Aruba and Uribia in various fields.