This Friday, the President of the United States, Joe Bidenannounced that he will receive his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petrohe next Thursday, April 20 at the White House. The US president stressed that the Latin American country is a “key” partner.
According to their statement, the two leaders will talk about how their respective countries can deepen their “strong” bilateral relationship advancing in areas of mutual interest, such as the promotion of economic and security cooperation.
Other points of discussion will be joint efforts against climate change and drug trafficking, how to address challenges such as migration and how to promote democratic values and human rights both in their countries and in the rest of the world.
Petro’s presence in the US capital is part of a trip to the United States that, according to Bogotá, will begin this Sunday and will also take him to New York and Stanford.
In the first city, he will participate on Monday in the opening of the 22nd Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, at the UN headquarters; while the next day she will travel to California to give a lecture at Stanford University on the environment and social justice from a Latin American perspective.
The Colombian leftist will then travel to Washington, where he will remain until Friday. On the same Wednesday, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a protocol session to receive the president.
This meeting between the heads of state will take place after, at the end of last month, in Washington there was the High Level Dialogue between the United States and Colombia, where the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and Colombian Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva met. Various issues of interest to both countries were discussed.