The ambassador told Caracol Radio that “it is important to improve consultation and coordination and I hope that in December in Washington I will have the opportunity to discuss these issues further. I personally promise that I will also make it possible to work this issue in a constructive way.”
Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin also responded to the updated State Department warning, stating that “there is a contradiction in the United States government, which on one hand calls for open air routes between the two countries and on the other hand issues new warnings about the risks that citizens who travel to Colombia would face,” reports RCN Radio.
McKinley emphasized that the U.S.’s travel warnings are meant to inform citizens rather than prevent them from traveling.
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday issued an updated travel warning for U.S. citizens visiting Colombia, adding a caution that “terrorist activity” is a threat.