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REUTERS - Obama, Uribe to discuss long-delayed trade pact


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June 12, 2009

REUTERS - Obama, Uribe to discuss long-delayed trade pact

REUTERS -  Obama, Uribe to discuss long-delayed trade pact

 
By Doug Palmer - U.S. President Barack Obama is eager to discuss a long-delayed free trade agreement with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe when the two leaders meet on June 29, the White House said on Friday.

Colombia is a close U.S. ally and Obama looks forward to discussing a number of issues with Uribe, including how to enhance regional security and development, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

"The president also looks forward to discussing with President Uribe our economic engagement, including the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement," Gibbs said.

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