Colombian President Álvaro Uribe will “most likely” meet his U.S.
counterpart Barack Obama later this week, Colombia’s Foreign Minister
Both presidents are attending the Americas summit that will be held in Trinidad and Tobago on April 17 and are trying to set up their first meeting on the side of this summit.
“It has not been confirmed, but there have been talks. We have been talking to the White House and the Department of State,” Foreign Minister Jaime Bermúdez told Caracol Radio.
According to Bermúdez, the only thing that needs to be arranged to confirm the meeting is the time of the meeting.
The U.S. is Colombia’s most important partner in the South American country’s fight against drug traffickers and leftist guerrillas. Obama has been very critical of the human rights record of the Uribe administration and has blocked a free trade pact with America’s staunchest ally in the war on drugs.
According to the Colombian Ambassador to Washington, Carolina Barco, the U.S. Government is currently trying to improve its knowledge about Colombia.