President Biden’s Call with President-Elect Gustavo Petro of Colombia

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke with President-elect Gustavo Petro today to congratulate him and Vice President-elect Francia Marquez on their election. President Biden commended the Colombian people for holding free and fair elections and reaffirmed U.S. support for Colombia. He underscored that he looks forward to working with the President-elect to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation, including on climate change, health security, and implementation of the 2016 Peace Accord. President Biden also welcomed the opportunity to discuss bilateral security and counternarcotics cooperation. They discussed the importance of mutual respect and partnership as the foundation of the U.S.-Colombia relationship, and agreed to have their teams follow up and engage directly on shared interests.