Releases Pertaining to Colombia


2016
10/08/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call with Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Congratulations to President Santos on Receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize for Peace;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/05/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/16 Colombia: "No" Vote on FARC Government Peace Deal;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Interview With Claudia Gurisatti of NTN24/RCNTV;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cartagena, Colombia
09/26/16 Remarks During Discussion With Victims of Conflict Representing Disadvantaged Youth, Former Combatants, and Landmine Victims;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Escuela Taller; Cartagena, Colombia
09/26/16 Remarks With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cartagena, Colombia
09/26/16 Roundtable With Traveling Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cartagena, Colombia
09/22/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cartagena; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
09/19/16 Secretary of State John Kerry To Travel to Colombia;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/18/16 Remarks at the Global Demining Initiative for Colombia Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace Hotel; New York City, NY
08/25/16 Colombia Final Peace Accord;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/17/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to Argentina, Chile, and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue Outcomes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/29/16 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/16 Colombian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/15/16 Innovation Roadshow: Senior Advisor Thorne Travel to Colombia and Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/16 Ambassador Russell Travels to Colombia and Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/16 Colombia Peace Process;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/16 Senior Officials on Colombia Peace Accord; Via Teleconference
05/11/16 Remarks With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Hotel; London, United Kingdom
04/25/16 Voluntary Principles Annual Plenary Meeting Hosted in Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/08/16 Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/06/16 U.S.-Colombia Action Plan for Racial and Ethnic Equality (CAPREE) to Meet in Cali, Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/16 Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Colombian Government and FARC Negotiators; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/15/16 United States and Colombia Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom to Travel to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/16 Press Availability with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC

2015
12/09/15 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/15 Colombia Peace Process;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/11/15 Ambassador David Thorne to Lead U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Delegation to Panama and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/15 Colombia-Venezuela Border Dispute;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
07/17/15  U.S. - Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
07/13/15 Developments in the Colombian Peace Process;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
05/27/15 Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/27/15 Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Bogota, Colombia
04/27/15 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/15 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue, High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue, and Action Plan for Racial and Ethnic Equality - April 27-28; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/15 Attacks Against the Colombian Military in Cauca; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/05/15 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/15 Remarks Announcing the New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC

2014
12/24/14 The United States and Pacific Alliance Advance Cooperation on Entrepreneurship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Peru and Colombia;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/14 Certification With Respect to Human Rights Related Issues In Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/14 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/14 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/14 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offer for Information on FARC Kidnapping of U.S. Citizen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/18/14 Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/15/14 Elections in Colombia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/18/14 The United States Welcomes Progress in Efforts To Achieve Peace in Colombia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/04/14 U.S. Delegation to the World Urban Forum VII; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/28/14 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin at the Fourth Annual U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Secretary Kerry to Host Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/27/14 Secretary Kerry to Open Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2013
12/20/13 Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and the Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/13 Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/07/13 Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien to Lead U.S. Entrepreneurship and Investment Delegation to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/13 Release of Kevin Sutay From Captivity by the FARC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/27/13 Certification of the Colombian Government With Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/13 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Bogota;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Bogota, Colombia
08/12/13 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bogota, Colombia
08/12/13 Remarks at Counter-Narcotics Directorate Headquarters;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bogota, Colombia
08/12/13 Remarks at the Arcangeles Wounded Warrior Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Coldeportes Bogota, Colombia
08/08/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Colombia and Brazil;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/19/13 On the Occasion of Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/19/13 The United States' Participation as an Observer to the Pacific Alliance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/11/13 Colombia and United States to Hold First Meeting on Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/13 Colombia and United States To Hold First Meeting on Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/13 U.S. Welcomes Invitation for Colombia and Latvia to Launch OECD Accession; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/13 Welcoming the Invitation for Colombia and Latvia To Launch OECD Accession;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/16/13 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Ecuador and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/13 United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/13 United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/13 Rock/Blues Music Group The Clinton Curtis Band to Tour the Caribbean,Central and South America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2012
12/05/12 DOS Honors Nathaly Rivera Victoria of Colombia as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/23/12 Opening Statement for the Pathways to Prosperity Conference; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Cali, Colombia
10/22/12 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns To Participate in Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Ministerial in Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/11/12 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/27/12 Secretary Clinton and Colombian Foreign Minister Holguin Meet to Advance Connecting the Americas 2022; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/12 Certification of the Colombian Government with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/12 U.S. Department of State and espnW Announce Final Participants for Inaugural Global Sports Mentoring Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/12 Press Conference Following the U.S. Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Bogota, Colombia
07/27/12 Deputy Secretary's Travel to Mexico and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/18/12 Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
07/05/12 The Right to a Nationality: Women and Children Human Rights Council: 20th Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/14/12 U.S. Department of State Announces Winners of the 2012 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/12 Briefing on the Release of the 2011 Human Rights Reports;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
05/16/12 Colombia: U.S. Reaction to Bombing in Bogota (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/12 U.S. Department of State Announces International Exchange to Connect Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/12 Intellectual Property Training Programs Funded; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/12 Announcement of Ten-Year Visa Validity for Colombians Visiting the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/15/12 Joint Press Release on the United States - Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/12 Remarks at the Launch of "Connect 2022" Initiative at CEO Summit;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Cartagena, Colombia
04/13/12 Remarks at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Cartagena, Colombia
04/12/12 Remarks at the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Eisenhower Executive Office Building; Washington, DC
04/11/12 Secretary Clinton To Travel to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/12  U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
03/21/12 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Participants Complete Six Weeks of Study in the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/12 Summit of the Americas: Connecting the Americas, Partners for Prosperity; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/08/12 Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
03/07/12 Background Briefing on the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards and other Women's History Month activities; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/12 Special Advisor for International Children's Issues Travels to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/12 Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Traveling to Colombia and Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/12  Photos: Deputy Secretary Burns With Colombian Vice President

2011
09/21/11  Colombia, Country of Contrasts: Photo Contest Winners and Finalists
09/15/11 Determination and Certification of the Colombian Government with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/11 Presidential Determination for Major Drug Producing and Transit Countries; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/18/11 Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
05/31/11 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
05/31/11 Second Round of the High-Level Partnership Dialogue between the United States and Colombia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/31/11 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; George C. Marshall Conference Center; Washington, DC
05/27/11 Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Shapiro Travels to Colombia and Brazil; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/23/11 Agreement Facilitating Honduras' Return to the OAS;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC Also available in Spanish
05/11/11 Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC Also available in Spanish
05/10/11 United States and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/05/11 Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the 41st Conference on the Americas on May 11; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/21/11  The Colombia Strategic Development Initiative (CSDI)
02/28/11 Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/28/11 Remarks With Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC

2010
10/25/10 Conclusion of High-Level Partnership Dialogue Working Group Meetings between the United States and Colombia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/21/10  U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
09/15/10 Determination and Certification of the Colombian Government and Armed Forces with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/19/10 Colombia's Bicentennial Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
06/09/10 Joint Press Availability with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Casa de Narino; Bogota, Colombia
06/09/10 Remarks on U.N. Sanctions on Iran;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Charleston Hotel; Bogota, Colombia
06/09/10 United States and Colombia Announce Increased Cooperation on Science and Technology; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/17/10 Colombia Endorses the Proliferation Security Initiative; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/21/10 Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor Visits Colombia & Mexico; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/08/10 Deputy Secretary's Travel to Colombia and Peru January 11-14;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC

2009
12/01/09 U.S. Statement at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/01/09 United States Humanitarian Mine Action Assistance to Colombia ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/24/09 Second Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/30/09 Signing of the U.S.-Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement; Washington, DC
10/30/09 U.S.- Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/15/09 Presidential Determination for Major Drug-Transit and Major Illicit Drug-Producing Countries;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/11/09 Determination and Certification of Colombian Government and Armed Forces with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
08/18/09 Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/18/09 Secretary Clinton's Meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermúdez;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
08/18/09 U.S.- Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/20/09 Colombian Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC