President Juan Manuel Santos will explain Colombia’s new anti-drug policy when meeting with Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, who arrived in Colombia Monday evening.
Santos and Kerlikowske are set to meet on Tuesday afternoon. According to several Colombian media, Santos will take this opportunity to inform the high U.S. official about the new strategies Colombia will implement to fight the cultivation and trafficking of illicit drugs.
The meeting comes a day after Colombia announced that it has begun assuming more financial responsibility for “Plan Colombia,” a U.S.-Colombia pact signed in 1999 to fight drug trafficking from the world’s number-one producer of cocaine.
Kerlikowske will be in Colombia until Thursday.