Remarks Before Meeting With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Colombian Ambassador's Residence
New York City
October 1, 2015

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary --

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary --

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, on Syria, do you agree with --

QUESTION: A message on Colombia --

QUESTION: -- do you agree with Foreign Minister Lavrov, who just said that the U.S. and Russia have the same targets – ISIS and al-Qaida – in Syria?

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, in concept, but we are not yet where we need to be to guarantee the safety and security and division of responsibility. And that is a discussion that is taking place today, and it will take place even more so over the course of the next few days, depending on the outcome today. But we’re working at that even now.

QUESTION: And your meeting today with President Santos?

QUESTION: (Inaudible) of Colombia, sir?

SECRETARY KERRY: I’ll tell you afterwards. Thanks.