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Presidential Elections in Colombia

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 18, 2018

The United States congratulates Ivan Duque on his election as the next President of Colombia. We salute Colombia's strong democracy, and reaffirm our admiration for its people and institutions. The United States looks forward to deepening our vibrant partnership based on our shared democratic values.

Colombia continues to be an example of the ideals that inspire our Hemisphere: democracy through free and fair elections with the peaceful participation of all political leaders and parties and accompanied by credible local and international observation; respect for the will of the people; and protection of the fundamental freedoms of association and expression.

We will work with President-elect Duque to support Colombia's efforts to combat drug trafficking, strengthen security, protect human rights, and secure the just and lasting peace its people deserve.Readout
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 18, 2018

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

On June 17, Secretary Pompeo spoke with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha of the Republic of Korea to discuss next steps in the wake of the historic Singapore summit. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed that the United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to the goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization. The two leaders pledged to maintain close coordination and agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes.



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