Secretary Clinton Meets With Colombian Foreign Minister Holguin

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 1, 2011

More:U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin at the Department of State on May 31, 2011. After their meeting, Secretary Clinton said:

"We've just had an excellent meeting that capped a day of intensive dialogue between our governments. The foreign minister and I addressed our delegations earlier, and I certainly underscored how impressed and inspired we are by Colombia's progress and eager to expand our work together on the full range of issues that we have common concerns about.

"Colombia has emerged as a regional and global partner. It sits on the UN Security Council, trains police to help 16 other nations to meet their security challenges, and through the leadership of both the president and the foreign minister, has played the leading role in bringing Honduras back into the inter-American system. At home, President Santos and his government are taking bold steps to heal Colombia's wounds, redress grievances, consolidate democratic freedoms, and promote human rights. And of course, we are absolutely committed to passing the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement to open new markets and create jobs and opportunities for both of our peoples.

"Since the first High Level Partnership Dialogue last October, Colombia has made significant progress on human, labor, and civil rights. And we are committed to working with Colombia as they continue their progress. We also discussed social and economic development, climate change, environmental protection, energy, education, and culture.

"We had a very productive and wide-ranging dialogue, and Colombia's progress is a testament to the courage and vision of the Colombian people and their leaders. And it's also a reminder to the United States about why we sustain investments in our friends and our partners even through tight budgets and tough times."

You can read the full transcript of the Secretary's remarks with Foreign Minister Holguin here.

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palgye
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South Korea
June 22, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Afghanistan to the normal salary earners pay on time,
terror, a 50% deminish, i think.

And Syria, which now I think.

coffee is not enough to
Colombia, the possibility to develop, quite common in 2009, but lost time to think. Organization, Without name, class- assassinate army is need, I think.

After running, control is can, police force alone were going to be expected, and will be expected to do so. Choose anyone, but I think that running is another issue. I have had, an opportunity lost forever, forever, like New York's traffic jams, spending money as a social problem, after selecting a running left pulled the remains of the problem, i think. Hearing? New York's Harlem wandering like a zombie most of America's youth to think that a drug addict. Or, do not...

thank you.

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