MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Bogotá (Dec 14/20). In line with the objectives of legality, entrepreneurship and equity, established by President Duque, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Chancellor Claudia Blum, maintained an intense international agenda during 2020, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this difficult context, the Ministry consolidated international and Security Council support for the National Government’s Peace with Legality policy: The UN Verification Mission was extended and through the Lima Group and the OAS we continue to work in defense of democracy and human rights.
On the pillar of entrepreneurship, Chancellor Blum highlighted the three pro tempore presidencies that Colombia holds in three integration mechanisms: CAN; Alianza del Pacífico and Prosur: “Our commitment is to lead processes there that favor reactivation in our countries,” she said.
Additionally, as of this year Colombia is a full member of the OECD, the main forum for cooperation and promotion of development.
In equity and sustainable development, we strengthened leadership in the global environmental agenda with the summit of the Leticia Pact and the Andean Environmental Charter. We also agreed to greater cooperation from the United Nations in the post-covid recovery, for 122 million dollars in the first year.
During the pandemic, Colombian consulates and embassies provided assistance to Colombians abroad to meet their basic needs. In this way, we coordinate more than 400 humanitarian flights to repatriate more than 40 thousand Colombians.
The Foreign Ministry will continue its work, with an emphasis on international initiatives that support the economic, sustainable and inclusive reactivation promoted by our Government.
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