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High level EU officials meet with Gustavo Petro

Associated Press

Bogotá. A high-level US government delegation, including National Security Adviser John Finer, met with Colombia’s newly elected President Gustavo Petro on Friday to strengthen ties with a former hemisphere ally.

“President Biden has sent us to recognize the fact that the United States and Colombia are two sovereign nations, two equal partners with deep ties that have been built on and developed over decades of work,” Feiner finally told the press. Told. The meeting lasted several hours north of Bogota. “The Biden administration is committed to strengthening this relationship over time,” he added.

The visit comes ahead of the inauguration of Petro as the first president of the left in Colombia on 7 August. With particular anticipation, this is the first face-off between the two governments at a high political level. In the case of leftist Gabriel Boric in Chile, the first meeting with US officials took place just the day before his inauguration.

The bilateral agenda between Colombia and the United States is full. Officially, the White House elaborated that it would revolve around climate change, the implementation of peace, the fight against criminal organizations, and economic growth.

After the meeting, Petro assured that he had worked on “deeper” issues including drug policy, which in his opinion may have a “contemporary” agenda that “allows to solve current and future problems”. gives.”

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