Leaders of Spain, Colombia to discuss regional challenges at New York symposium

Pedro Sánchez and Gustavo Petro will attend ‘Latin America, the United States and Spain in the Global Economy,’ an event organized by EL PAÍS and the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce

The global economy is experiencing a period of significant uncertainty. First there was the Covid-19 pandemic, and now a war in Ukraine that is hampering the post-coronavirus recovery, pushing inflation to levels not seen in decades and prompting central banks to tighten monetary policy.

Against this backdrop, EL PAÍS and the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce organized a symposium at New York’s Yale Club on Wednesday to discuss the challenges that Latin America, the United States and Spain face in the global economy. The event is being attended by two world leaders: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Colombian President Gustavo Petro.

Sánchez, who heads a center-left government in Spain, will be giving a speech at 11.30am ET, while the recently elected president of Colombia will engage in a public conversation with the head of EL PAÍS América, Jan Martínez-Ahrens.

The event, sponsored by Abertis, Baker&McKenzie, Hiberus and Iberia with support from the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) is being broadcast live on the EL PAÍS website from 8.30am Eastern Time (2.30pm Spanish peninsular time).

The talks are taking place on the same week as the General Assembly of the United Nations, which is meeting from September 20 through 26. Both Sánchez and Petro are scheduled to participate in the Assembly.

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