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President Obama and President Alvaro Uribe Velez of Colombia speak about the relationship between the US and Colombia

President Barack Obama met with Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez in Washington. Transcript of their meeting - The Washington Post -

30 de junio de 2009

OBAMA: Well, I am very pleased to have President Uribe here today with his delegation from Colombia. The relationship between the United States and Colombia has been extremely strong. We've had great cooperation on a whole range of issues, and President Uribe's administration I think has under very difficult circumstances performed admirably on a whole range of fronts.

On security, on reducing the influence of the drug cartels, in improving the economic situation for his people and stabilizing the country, he has performed with diligence and courage.

And so we are grateful for his friendship, and I'm glad that he was able to come and visit us here today.
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