Canada congratulates Colombia’s president-elect


June 18, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Iván Duque Márquez on his election as the next president of Colombia. I also wish to congratulate Marta Lucía Ramirez on becoming the first woman ever to hold the office of vice-president of Colombia.

“From our strong bilateral partnership to our cooperation in regional and international organizations and initiatives, such as the Organization of American States and the Lima Group, Canada and Colombia share a commitment to democracy and human rights.

“Our two countries also have a strong trade relationship, which is supported by the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and its accompanying labour and environmental cooperation agreements. We are eager to expand this collaboration and we are pursuing negotiations for Canada to join the Pacific Alliance as an associated state, of which Colombia is a founding member.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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