MEDELLÍN, Colombia.- Mayors, councilors, governors, and delegations of international organizations began their participation in the World Cities Summit, an event that is taking place for the first time in Latin America, right in Medellin, the city that was considered the most violent in the world in the nineties and today is an example of resilience, social, environmental and one of the most innovative cities in the world.
Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, Mayor of Mazatlán, participates in the Forum of Mayors of the Summit, an opportunity he considers to be the only one to know Medellín and learn from what was done in that city by the authorities.
“We are very historically linked with Colombia and this is the first time we have come, we take the opportunity to see excellent work that has been done particularly in this city of Medellín in recovering sometimes difficult areas that exist throughout the World and in our land we are doing that work too, we want our city to be inclusive and innovative and we come to learn (…), we have loved the city, it is a very green city with excellent hospitality, “he said in an interview with local media.
He added that the goal is to take from this city, which is a global icon, the best ideas for the rescue of complicated, dangerous areas, decrease in violence rates, improvement of green spaces and cleanliness.
Benítez said that there are similarities between Medellín and Mazatlán in terms of economic growth, tourism real estate development and investment in industrial matters, which will be a watershed in the life of the port.
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