Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked by Colombia’s
Foreign Ministry to be consultant of the country’s Foreign Policy
Commission, department Minister Jaime Bermúdez said Thursday.
“It would be a privilege to have a former prime minister such as Tony Blair suggesting and recommending things that the government can then assume or not. It will be an additional tool to formulate foreign policy,” Bermúdez told W Radio.
The involvement of foreigners in the advisory commission is opposed by former president and current member of the commission Andres Pastrana. He feels the government is outsourcing its foreign policy to strangers.
According to Pastrana, the government has already hired former Brazilian foreign minister Luis felipe Lampeia and Jorge Domínguez, Cuba expert at Harvard University as governmental advisers.