Anthony Blink The Secretary of State of the United States of America, this Monday received a commission from the Colombian government, at the request of the Foreign Minister. Alvarus Leyva to be discussed in a “High Level Dialogue”. In the meeting, the topics that are more important in both countries were discussed.
“Today’s conversation transcends the usual; we are true allies according to which we know a new role in the world… He has a new state It is not strange to have prayer. It will not be surprising from usthe relationship of our confederate, which is the United States of America, “said Foreign Minister Leyva Duran.
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Diplomacy, environment, climate change, energy, mining and infrastructure, democracy, good governance and human rights, security; calculations, rural development and migration; were the main issues on the bilateral agenda.
The Colombian Embassy also had the participation of Néstor Osuna, Minister of Justice; Felipe Conception, vice-minister of commerce; Danilo Rueda, commissioner of peace; Rafael Lara, Vice Minister of Defense; Aurora Vergara, Minister of Education, and Jorge Ignacio Zorro, Minister of Culture.
On the United States side were US Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jonathan Finer and Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
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He called on the US to cooperate further
However, these dialogues to the tenth version; This is the first to be held since Colombian President Gustavo Pedro arrived at Casa de Nariño. The US government has asked the meeting for “greater cooperation” from Colombia in the fight against drug trafficking.
Blinken stated that the fight against drug cartels is a “key part” of bilateral cooperation. This is, he promises, ways to reduce drug use in the United States, but also to find Land and sea increase in seizures; then offer the other to the peasants about illegal crops in Colombia.
“We recognize that it is possible to reduce violence continuously and sustainably; We must attack fundamental issues such as corruption and impunity for crimes and the abuse of human rights and the lack of economic opportunities… This is why we continue to be partners, seeking to improve the rule of law,” explained Blinken.
The American government also emphasized the work of Colombia in terms of migration and made sure that they remain dispersed resources for humanitarian aid to migrants passing through the country. In addition, Blinken promised greater openness to Colombian farmers and small businessmen so that their products could reach the world market through the Free Trade Agreement.