Colombia’s ambassador to US urges support for ‘Peace Colombia’ aid package


In an op-ed published in The Hill, Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon highlighted the successes of the two countries’ relationship over the past two decades before delving into why support for the $450 million in peace funds is in both countries’ best interests.

A month into the Trump administration, there is ongoing uncertainty regarding the aid package, in spite of initial contact with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

In a phone call with Santos, Trump vowed to “take charge personally” of the aid package that is part of Congress’ 2017 budget, the Colombian president said.

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