Colombia’s ambassador to Washington has resigned, said President Juan Manuel Santos Saturday.
The president announced his ambassador’s resignation at a public meeting in which he praised Ambassador Gabriel Silva’s role in the approval of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia.
“We agreed with Gabriel Silva from the beginning that he would be in charge of the FTA … and the truth is he did that in record time,” Santos said.
According to Santos, Silva “deserves a very special congratulation.”
Silva was appointed ambassador to Washington in July 2010 after having been Santos’ successor as minister of defense.