Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  June 12, 2009

Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia to the White House

President Obama will meet with President Uribe at the White House on Monday, June 29.  Colombia is a close ally and partner of the United States, and the President looks forward to discussing a broad range of bilateral and hemispheric issues, including ways to enhance our cooperation on security and development challenges in Colombia and throughout the Americas.  The President also looks forward to discussing with President Uribe our economic engagement, including the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, and the long-term, institutional consolidation of security gains in Colombia through effective governance, as well as other ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship.

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