An embassy is the base for a country’s diplomatic mission abroad – meaning all of the political, cultural and social relationships between the states. Colombia and the United States have hold diplomatic relations since 1822. 200 Years of a special relation that have strengthened two countries that share values and democratic principles.
Juan Carlos Pinzón
On July 26, 2021, Juan Carlos Pinzón was appointed Ambassador of Colombia to the United States for a second time. Since then the Colombia-USA relationship has been taken to a historical peak. President Biden designated Colombia as a Major Non-Nato Ally. The US Congress approved the highest budget for Colombia in a decade. The Bicentennial Partnership was launched by President Biden and President Duque as part of the celebrations of 200 years of diplomatic relations.
Throughout his career, Pinzón has been a leader in both the public and private, sectors. Between 2018 and 2021, Pinzón was President of the Foundation for the Progress of the Capital Region – ProBogotá, a private non-profit for the promotion of public policy and long-term strategic projects for the capital region of Colombia. He has been a member of several corporate advisory boards and NGOs.
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Former Commander of U.S. Southern Command Admiral Jim Stavridis received the "200 Years of Diplomatic Relations" distinction
Bipartisan group of U.S. dignitaries honored with the "200 years of diplomatic relations" commendation
Colombian Latin Jazz
in Dupont Circle Park, and emblematic park of DC
President William Clinton honored with the "Orden de Boyacá" cross and the "200 years of Diplomatic Relations" commendation
200 Years of a Special Relationship
Designed and printed in Colombia, this planner features a brief timeline of our 200 years of history of diplomatic relations and includes important pictures and dates of, among other things, meetings between Colombian and American Presidents; the successes of Plan Colombia; the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement and some signifcant cultural events