The following is attributed to spokesman Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro to congratulate him on his election as President of the Republic of Colombia and to reiterate the firm commitment of the United States to bilateral relations. Secretary Blinken underlined the common democratic values of our countries and is committed to further strengthening the US-Colombia 200-year friendship. They discussed mutual goals for tackling climate change, improving public health and advancing inclusive economic opportunity. The Secretary noted the support of the United States for the full implementation of Colombia’s commitments under the 2016 Peace Agreement and discussed how the US-Colombia Integrated Anti-Narcotics Strategy aligns with the goal of President-elect Petro to reduce rural violence.