Secretary Kerry Travels to Peru and Colombia

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 9, 2014

On December 11-12, Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Peru and Colombia to advance U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere and commitment to supporting the international response to climate change.

While in Peru, Secretary Kerry will meet with President Ollanta Humala to highlight the importance of our growing bilateral relationship and congratulate Peru on successfully hosting the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He will also deliver remarks about the U.S. commitment to address the urgent threat of climate change.

In addition, the Secretary will meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the upcoming French-hosted Conference of Parties (COP 21), as well as a range of global issues.

In Colombia, Secretary Kerry will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos to underscore U.S. support for the Government of Colombia’s efforts to achieve a lasting peace that will bring greater security and prosperity to its citizens.