Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Petro received a high-level US delegation focusing on drug trafficking and Venezuela

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and a delegation of United States officials met this Monday in Bogotá in a meeting where they discussed the political situation in Venezuela, the policy of absolute peace, and the fight against drugs.

The United States embassy in Bogotá said within the framework of the visit that they hope to continue working on issues of “cooperation of mutual interest, including security, economic development, the fight against drug trafficking, hemispheric migration, and regional democratic governance, including in Venezuela.

The meeting at Casa de Nariño, headquarters of the Colombian executive, was attended by the principal deputy advisor for National Security of the United States, Jon Finer, the principal director of the National Security Council for the Western Hemisphere, Juan González, and the ambassador of the United States. to Colombia, Francisco Palmieri.

Later, the White House reported that the two parties reaffirmed “their commitment” to irregular migration as “safe, orderly, and humane” through a regional approach.

The visit took place afterward The United States has revised the sanctions against Venezuela’s energy sector and given a deadline until April before all sanctions are reinstated, in response to the political disqualification of opposition presidential candidate María Corina Machado.

“President Petro and Mr. Finer also spoke in depth about the situation in Venezuela and reaffirmed the importance of implementing all elements of the agreement with Barbados,” added the White House, referring to the recent agreement reached between the government and the opposition ahead of the upcoming elections in that country.

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