Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied President Barack Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. There, the U.S. delegation met with democratically-elected heads of state and government from throughout the Hemisphere to strengthen ties, expand partnerships, and continue progress in economic growth, social inclusion, and citizen security.
During his remarks at the CEO Summit of the Americas, President Obama said: "...I think the challenge for all of our countries, and certainly the challenge for this hemisphere, is how do we make sure that that globalization and that integration is benefiting a broad base of people, that economic growth is sustainable and robust, and that it is also giving opportunity to a growing, wider circle of people, and giving businesses opportunities to thrive and create new products and new services and enjoy this global marketplace."
In Colombia, Secretary Clinton participated in the Summit of the Americas Civil Society meeting, the launch of "Connect 2022" Initiative at CEO Summit, and a WeAmericas Womens Entrepreneurship Event. She also met with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, members of the U.S. Congressional delegation, and Foreign Ministers from the Alliance of the Pacific.
You can follow Secretary Clinton's travel on www.state.gov.