The reelection of U.S. President Barack Obama strengthens the ties between the United States and Colombia, said the U.S. ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday.
“What we have been doing is deepen[ing] the relationship, address[ing] new issues and work[ing on] policies that touch the whole region,” said U.S. ambassador Peter McKinley.
“We support the peace process, we support the [Colombian] government, we support the desire of the Colombian people for peace and we are hopeful that these negotiations can lead to…[an] end to the conflict,” McKinley said.
“The President has said more than once: we are ready to support whatever is conveient. But I want to emphasize that it is a process led by Colombia and the Colombian government, so we will follow the path of the people and the Colombian government in the matter,” said McKinley.
President Barack Obama won his bid for reelection on Tuesday, handily beating Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.