On Friday, May 25, His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia, visits the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). During his visit, the President meet with NYSE Euronext executives, participates in an executive roundtable breakfast, rings The Opening BellSM and tours the NYSE trading floor.
Watch the video of the ringing.
Juan Manuel Santos has been President of the Republic of Colombia since August 7, 2010. Previously, he served as the country’s Minister of Defense (2006 to 2009). Mr. Santos also served as Colombia’s Minister of Finance (2000 to 2002) and Foreign Trade (1991-1994).
The visit by President Santos comes ten days after the U.S. – Colombia Free Trade Agreement took effect, which will reduce tariffs, expand trade and promote economic growth for both countries.