Ayuso advances an economic and cultural agreement between Madrid and Miami

The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, is finalizing an agreement to twin the region with Miami Dade County and carry out cultural, educational and economic exchanges with which she will close her five-day trip to the United States .

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29 June 2022 Wednesday 00:57
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Ayuso advances an economic and cultural agreement between Madrid and Miami

The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, is finalizing an agreement to twin the region with Miami Dade County and carry out cultural, educational and economic exchanges with which she will close her five-day trip to the United States .

This is how he treated it during a meeting he held with representatives of the same, which groups 19 municipalities with more than 2.5 million inhabitants. As Ayuso stated before embarking on the trip back to Spain, he has already received "responses from more than twenty who are interested in going to Madrid to take their projects, take their assets and create jobs."

The Madrid leader has declared that these days "two fertile lands are twinned for the seed of freedom." "We have a message for all those who flee from those liberticidal zones, from those agendas and from those movements that under any pretext are destroying our liberal democracies: we are not going to leave them alone," said the president after receiving the keys to the County during the official meeting.

Ayuso has recalled how in Miami, a few decades ago, many Cubans found a place "to develop their dreams, form a family, prosper, generate wealth and create community." They are aware of this fact "every day now that there are hundreds of thousands of American citizens who in turn become new Madrilenians when they flee from tyranny, populism and the economic debacle that they are causing".

The text advanced today is a declaration of intent that will be signed later and that also contemplates, in addition to good practices, the economic and tourist growth of both regions through programs, activities and transactions in trade and business; as well as business and artistic development projects.

In this sense, Ayuso has highlighted that Madrid and Miami make "positive" policies, they are those "of alliances and those of generosity". "We share the same system of values, which respects life, property, freedom," he stressed, adding that they also have the "best weapon, the same language, Spanish."

The Madrid president's agenda also included a meeting with the president of Sony Music US Latin, Alex Gallardo, to whom she informed that the Madrid Executive is developing "an ecosystem to attract business and talent to consolidate it as the epicenter of the Latin music in Europe".

The event was the second part of a musical collaboration link through which the president of the Community of Madrid offered the president and CEO of Universal Music for Latin America and Spain, Jesús López, the possibility of creating a musical hub in the region to facilitate artistic development and capture musical "new values".

In this sense, they have highlighted that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport has been collaborating with both record companies to organize Hispanidad 2022 in the region next fall with a clear musical accent. "The balance could not be more positive and it has even been a few days because we have not stopped having a great return. What we have done has been, above all, to publicize the Hispanic Heritage Festival, which has had a great reception and which will be held in Madrid between October 4 and 12. The project is strengthened and we are going to carry out big events for all the citizens who visit Madrid on those days", he pointed out.

On the first day of the trip to Miami, Ayuso met with a group of businessmen from Spanish and US companies and local councilors, with the aim of "promoting foreign direct investment" in the region he leads. "In Madrid, one of every four companies at a national level is built. We are the tenth most open economy in the world to foreign investment and it is the second region with the most people employed in the high technology sector," said the regional president before the businessmen.

He also added that the community he leads is "one of the best digitized regions on the continent", so "we have recently been chosen by the European Union to grow in these projects. A small town of 2,000 inhabitants has better connectivity than many neighborhoods in London," he said. The dinner was attended by Miami City Councilmen Joe Carollo and Manolo Reyes, among other politicians.

Representatives from companies such as NTT DATA, AirEuropa, Iberia, Abanca, Ackermann Internacional, Banco Sabadell, Boyden Partners, Constructa, First Bank Florida, Sacyr, Tabacalera USA, Talgo INC, and Telefónica also participated, detailed the statement sent to Efe.

The vice president of the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, José María Lacasa, presented Díaz Ayuso with a plaque of thanks for his visit to the city of Miami.

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