Colombia’s President-elect Juan Manuel Santos will leave Colombia on Wednesday as he starts a series of official visits to countries in Latin America.
While traveling, Santos is looking “to have the best possible friends in the region,” he told radio station Caracol.
The President-elect, who assumes power on August 7, will visit Mexico, Panama, Chile, Peru, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Santos is meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday, Panama’s President Ricardo Marinelli on Friday, Chile’s Sebastian Piñera and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Monday and Peru’s Alan Garcia on Tuesday. The President-elect in the interview did not say when he will meet the Presidents of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Following his June 20 election, Santos had already visited several countries in Europe and met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.