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Costa Rican President Looks To Strengthen Ties With Atlanta

Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica, visits with WABE’s Jim Burress on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. During the interview, they talk about Costa Rica’s growing tech industry and their booming tourism.
Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica, visits with WABE’s Jim Burress on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. During the interview, they talk about Costa Rica’s growing tech industry and their booming tourism.
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Jim Burress interviews Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis for Wednesday's A Closer Look.

The president of Costa Rica is in the U.S. this week visiting several key “tech hub” cities.

That includes Atlanta.

President Luis Guillermo Solis said building on existing relationships between the Central American country and cities like Atlanta is key to his country’s success.

“That’s why I’m here, seeking more investments,” Solis said. “When the U.S. economy grows, the Costa Rican economy thrives. That’s the overall lesson we’ve learned.” 

The first-term President’s interview, which aired Wednesday on “A Closer Look,” included the topics of technology, tourism and how Atlanta fits within the country’s future.