Secretary Clinton met with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on her trip to Bogota on June 9, 2010. Secretary Clinton used the opportunity to reaffirm the friendship and strong partnership between the United States and Colombia.
The Secretary said, "In the last decade, Colombia has confronted immense challenges. And by any fair measure, Colombia has made great progress. That is thanks to the leadership of your government and to the resilience and dedication of the Colombian people. And even with continuing challenges in your own struggle, Colombia is playing a positive and increasingly important regional role, whether it be on promoting clean energy or on relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. The United States has been proud to stand with Colombia, and we will continue to stand with you in the future."
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