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President Iván Duque Meets with Robert O'Brien, U.S. National Security Advisor

President Duque and the National Security Advisor will have a working meeting at Casa de Nariño.

In a recent press conference, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Special Adviser to President Donald Trump, reported that within the framework of O'Brien's visit, the United States will make a “very important economic announcement about a very important economic partnership that we are going to carry out with Colombia.”

Washington, DC, August 17th 2020— Today, President Iván Duque Márquez will meet at the Casa de Nariño with U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.

Attending the meeting with O'Brien are Admiral Craig Faller, Chief of the U.S. Southern Command; Mauricio Claver-Carone, Special Adviser to President Donald Trump for the Western Hemisphere; and U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Philip Goldberg, among others.

The meeting will be at Casa de Nariño around 2:30 pm local time (3:30 p.m. EDT). Present for the Colombian Government will be Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, Minister of Foreign Relations Claudia Blum, Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo and Presidential Advisor for Stabilization and Consolidation Emilio Archila.

In a recent press conference, Advisor Claver-Carone reported that within the framework of the visit, the United States will make a “very important economic announcement about a very important economic partnership that we are going to carry out with Colombia” and added that security will also be discussed.

The visit includes a working meeting in which security issues, the fight against drug trafficking, the situation in Venezuela and the immigration of Venezuelan citizens to Colombia will be reviewed.

Subsequently, a statement will be delivered to the media. In accordance with biosecurity and social distancing protocols, this statement will be transmitted virtually; media may not attend in person.

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