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Gustavo Petro takes advantage of the Celac summit to meet with Joe Biden’s representative

The Colombian President, Gustavo Petrowill take advantage of his participation today in the VII Celac Summit to meet with the representative of Joe Biden in his attempt to reorient the relationship with that country in terms of the fight against drugs and extradition treaties.

Petrowho attends his first summit of the multilateral forum, will meet at 3:00 p.m. local time (18:00 GMT) with the United States Government’s Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas, Senator Chris Dodd, as reported by the Colombian Presidency.

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The main issue in the bilateral relationship between the United States and Colombia, considered Washington’s main ally in the region for decades, is the partial revision of the bilateral extradition treaty. to improve its effectiveness and reconcile its application with the objectives established in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), created to implement the Peace Agreement between the National Government and the FARC-EP.

Petrofurther, has expressed its desire to review the policy of the fight against drugs and put an end to the controversial spraying with glyphosate to eradicate illicit coca crops.

The Colombian president will also hold a meeting with the president of the Council of Europe, Charles Michel, and with the Bolivian president, Luis Arce.

The Colombian Presidency also reported that Petro will meet with the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, and will sign a “letter of intent” on food security and the human right to feeding.

The VII Celac Summit brings together representatives of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean this Tuesday at the central Sheraton hotel in Buenos Aires that make up this mechanism.

In addition to Petroattended by the heads of State and Government of fifteen countries such as Gabriel Boric (Chile), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Brazil), Miguel Dííaz-Canel (Cuba), Luis Arce (Bolivia) or Xiomara Castro (Honduras).

After several days of rumors, the Venezuelan government reported on Monday that President Nicolás Maduro would finally not travel to Buenos Aires due to the alleged existence of an “aggression plan” against his delegation.

Source: Elcomercio

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