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The President of Colombia talks with the US Secretary of State

October 20, 2021, 11:53 PM
Bogota, October 20 (Prinza Latina) Migration, drug trafficking, the peace deal, and other topics were discussed today by Colombian President Evan Duke and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. South American country.

During his stay in Bogota, Joe Biden’s government official attended a ministerial conference on migration attended by officials from Chile, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and El Salvador. Colombia’s President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucia Ramares.

The migration challenge we face in the hemisphere is not a problem of one country, it is a shared problem and cannot be solved by one country, we have to solve it together. This is the spirit that holds us together today, and I believe this is the foundation of the work we do together, “Blingen said at the beginning of the meeting.

Colombia has recently become a transportation destination for thousands of immigrants, mostly Haitians, seeking to reach the United States following the so-called ‘American Dream’.

Currently there is a severe humanitarian crisis in the Antigua Department of Negotiation, with about 20,000 immigrants trying to reach Panama to continue their journey to the United States.

Officials acknowledged that the worsening of poverty, violence and structural problems caused by the Govt-19 epidemic in countries sending migrants, but they did not specify significant solutions to such problems.

He described the high-level meeting with Blinken as productive, in which they discussed “important issues for the country and the hemisphere.”

According to the Colombian president, the visit marks the culmination of nearly 200 years of fraternal and strategic relations.

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The head of US diplomacy came to Colombia in the midst of a difficult situation after the country’s government backed Republican Donald Trump, with Democrat Joe Biden winning the last election.

In addition, in the wake of the five-year peace agreement signed between the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of the Colombian-People’s Army and the government of Juan Manuel Santos, the process was supported by the government of former President Barack on behalf of the state. Obama, of which Biden was a part, is now making slow progress in its implementation.

Commenting on the peace deal, Blinken stressed that, despite some progress, “the challenge is to make further progress and we hope that more can be done to strengthen the state’s presence in the countryside.”

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