U.S. Congress Approves $448 Million in Aid to Colombia, $30 Million More than Last Year
Bipartisan Funding Agreement Signals Further U.S. Support for President Duque’s Initiatives
Washington, D.C. — The Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C. appreciates the approval of the fiscal year 2020 budget for Colombia by the U.S. Congress. The budget includes $448 million in aid to Colombia, a $30 million increase over last year’s funding level.
The U.S. House and Senate approved the measure, and U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.
The bipartisan funding agreement will help advance important initiatives of the Duque Administration, including counternarcotics efforts, economic development, de-mining and military education and training, among others.
“We are extremely grateful to our American friends for this strong support for our government and our people,” said Colombian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos. “The U.S.-Colombia partnership is the most important in Latin America. We are proud security and economic partners with a friendship rooted in core values. We look forward to continuing our work to advance bipartisan initiatives that make America and Colombia stronger.”