There is a chance Colombian President Álvaro Uribe will meet his U.S.
counterpart Barack Obama on the side of the Americas summit, to be held
in Trinidad & Tobago later this month, U.S. ambassador to Bogotá
William Brownfield said Thursday.
“I think it is very likely. It makes sense that the two presidents have a meeting at the summit,” brownfield told reporters.
Both Obama and Uribe are expected at the hemispheric summit in the Caribbean country, held from April 17 until April 19.
It would be the first time for the two Presidents, who did talk on the phone after the inauguration of Obama, to meet.
Colombia has been lobbying intensely to see a continuation of Plan Colombia, a multi-billion dollar plan to fight coca production in the country and is eager to have a free trade agreement with the U.S. signed and ratified. Obama has opposed the FT, because of labor rights in Colombia and indicated a cut in Plan Colombia.