MIL-OSI Translation: Prior to the Ministerial meeting in Colombia, Vice President and Chancellor, Marta Lucía Ramírez, holds a telephone meeting with Secretary Blinken

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

The Secretary of State will visit Bogotá on October 20 and 21 to participate in a Ministerial meeting on migration and install the High Level Dialogue Colombia-United States

Bogotá, October 18, 2021 – @CancilleriaCol This Monday a new bilateral meeting was held between the Vice President and Foreign Minister of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez and the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken.

During the phone call, senior officials highlighted their commitment to agree on a common regional vision to address the migration crisis in the region, as well as to use the Conference to be held this week to take concrete measures to address the challenges. immediate.

In this regard, the Vice President and Chancellor reiterated the importance of creating an elite group to fight human trafficking and emphasized the participation of multilateral banks and countries to generate development and opportunities in Latin America, which allow to curb the exodus and help to serve migrants, under the principles of humanity with migrants and co-responsibility between countries.

Similarly, he proposed to carry out a census to determine how many migrants in transit there are in Latin America, as well as what the cost of their care and / or return would be.

For his part, Secretary Blinken emphasized focusing the current Conference on specific deliverables in the immediate term, for the benefit of all participating countries, with the commitment that it act as a first step to give a discussion about the generation of better opportunities in America. Latin America in the medium term, as well as the concurrence of multilateral entities for the financing of communities and recipient countries.

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