The President of the United States, Joe Biden, affirmed this Thursday before his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, that Colombia is “key” as a partner in Ibero-America.
“I believe we can further deepen and develop our cooperation,” Biden told Petro, who, for his part, said that both the United States and Colombia share “a common agenda” in which “democracy, freedom, and peace” are paramount.
The two exchanged comments before a closed-door meeting in which they will discuss, among other issues, the fight against drug trafficking, policies against climate change, and the sanctions against Venezuela.
Petro met with former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Jim McGovern.
“Great friends,” the Colombian president posted a photo of the meeting on his Twitter profile.
Petro has traveled to Washington with an entourage formed by the Minister of Justice, Néstor Osuna; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Álvaro Leyva; and other personalities, such as the Colombian ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo.
With information from LGI