Paris, France – When in San Jose, Costa Rica was 1 am, President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla, was having breakfast in Paris at 9 am and in the luxurious lounge Pavillon Gabriel Avenue in Havana with a group of businessmen. The French men were from small manufacturers to large French private sector representatives and call themselves the Movement of French Enterprises (MEDEF).
The president appealed to the themes of Costa Rica’s nature, plants and wildlife, and employment to promote a favorable environment for investments in the country. She told them that since the early seventies, the government opted for the protection of natural resources through the creation of national parks.
She also spoke about the fact that Costa Rica has been developing means to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and generate energy from renewable sources.
Also, among the fruits, snacks, pastries and good coffee, Chinchilla spoke to the French in English and tried to tell them how the country encourages its youth to pursue careers related to the business sectors of technology and innovation and tried to show why the country intends to become a magnet for investment.
Later in the day, the president moved to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where she delivered the keynote address of the annual forum of the organization.