United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2022
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Participation in an Event with Colombian PresidentIvánDuque
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Olivia Dalton:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered remarks at an event today hosted by President Iván Duque on the implementation of Colombia’s Peace Accord. The Ambassador was proud to highlight both U.S. support for the negotiations that ended a half century of armed conflict, and U.S. contributions of more than a billion dollars to implement the historic 2016 Peace Accord that followed. She emphasized the efforts of the international community, in coordination with Colombia, to promote the full social and economic inclusion of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities in the service of a lasting and inclusive peace. Finally, the Ambassador reiterated the appreciation of the United States for Colombia’s generosity towards Venezuelan refugees and migrants, a true model for the world.
The United States has no better ally in Latin America than Colombia, and we will continue to stand with the Government and people of Colombia as they move beyond conflict and towards a just peace and lasting prosperity.