QUITO – President Lenin Moreno thanked the delegation from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), U.S. Department of Treasury, and embassy officials for joining him today in Quito and indicated how much he appreciated the two countries’ friendship and efforts to support investment and trade.
DFC CEO Boehler highlighted President Moreno’s robust leadership and his administration’s efforts to bring the relationship between the United States and Ecuador to its closest point in modern history. He committed to further expanding the relationship by focusing on private sector-led investments and supporting small and medium businesses throughout Ecuador - especially women-owned, women-led, and women-supporting enterprises bolstered by DFC’s 2X Americas initiative which seeks to mobilize private capital to empower women throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ecuador is a strong sponsor and supporter of America Crece, a whole of government initiative to support economic security in the region, and believes partnership and investment throughout Latin America is critical.
CEO Boehler indicated that U.S. support overseas is not a political issue but an American value.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.