Relations between Colombia and the United States continue to strengthen, since in recent hours an important message sent by President Joe Biden to Gustavo Petro was released, inviting the national president to attend the second Summit of Democracy, a specific event where different international actors were chosen. Politics is evaluated, as there are different leaders from all over the world.
The Colombian ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, highlighted Biden’s invitation to the Petro, stressing that this act was not accidental, as the most important issues of social welfare and democratic development will be discussed in this space, and he even made it clear that the national president could have the opportunity to give His role in the process undertaken by the country on this issue.
Colombia has a democracy that continues to strengthen. This assessment is shared by the US government. “It is no coincidence that President Joe Biden invited President Gustavo Petro to attend the second Democracy Summit,” Murillo said.
With signature and great respect, from the White House, the President of the United States made it clear to Petro that various decisions related to the democratic present must be taken in a timely manner, which is why several countries will host the aforementioned summit, where, according to Joe Biden, the best strategies to support the general public will be discussed.
The message takes on a personal character, taking into account the additional invitation made by the President of the United States, as the Government of Colombia will also be invited to another meeting to discuss issues of international interest related to the public and private sectors, where, according to Biden, the common values regarding the vision of the world between the two countries.
According to President Biden, if Colombia and the United States work together, they will be able to achieve whatever they have in mind. The President’s idea is to continue developing the agenda that has been worked on in 2021, in order to achieve democratic sustainability, and thus lasting peace in both countries.
Dear Mr. President:
We are at a turning point in history: the decisions our democracies make now will determine the direction of the world for decades to come. So in March, the United States, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Zambia will host the second Democracy Summit, which will bring together leaders from around the world to demonstrate and discuss how democracies can continue to deliver for all of our people.
On behalf of the Summit co-hosts, I would like to invite you to our Virtual Plenary Session for Leaders on March 29, 2023 for a frank conversation about the power and potential of democracy around the world. Additionally, on March 30, 2023, your government has been invited to participate in a regional meeting at the ministerial level to discuss how the public and private sectors can work together to advance our shared democratic values and global vision.
An official invitation to this event will be sent out separately by a co-host and we look forward to sharing additional details with your team soon. Most importantly, we look forward to working with you and the people of Colombia to continue building on the progress we made during the first Democracy Summit in December 2021.
Together, we can continue to preserve human dignity, unlock human potential, and bring peace and prosperity to all of our people. Because as democracies, if we work together, nothing is out of reach.