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Guedes says Colombia is interested in Pix

Guedes met with the Colombian minister after attending the Itaú Unibanco conference in Washington

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes discussed digital financial transactions with his Colombian counterpart Jose Antonio Ocampo during a meeting this Friday morning, the 14th. , and the open banking structure, which allowed to open up the Brazilian financial system, was also on the agenda.

“They want our help with digital transmissions, promotion with PIX. There is a whole new technology of transfer using digital means,” Guedes told reporters after leaving bilateral trade with Colombia.

Another topic discussed was the future of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). According to Guedes, he dealt with the rules and principles of the future presidency of the institution. “We believe that countries that have already chaired the IDB should not return to the presidency,” he said.

Guedes took advantage of the bilateral talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the sidelines of the annual meetings to discuss the nomination of a Brazilian candidate for the head of the IDB. He claimed that the country is the largest in the region and has never held that position. In addition, he is in favor of the term of office being five years and not being extended.

Guedes met with the Colombian minister after attending the Itaú Unibanco conference in Washington. He spoke for about an hour to an audience of around 150 institutional investors, both foreign and domestic. “The conversation was great,” he summed up without elaborating.

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