The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia

President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia over the weekend to underscore the importance of continuing the long history of cooperation with Colombia, one of our strongest allies in the Western Hemisphere.  President Trump reiterated the value the United States places on the relationship, and both Presidents discussed U.S. support for Colombia's effort to create a just and lasting peace in its 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). President Trump expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela, and the leaders discussed the importance of promoting respect for democratic institutions and norms throughout the Western Hemisphere.  The two leaders look forward to meeting each other in the future.