On this 76th #UNDay, let's consider the potential of the @UN Charter to draw the world away from violence and towards peace. As we build back from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. calls for a renewed commitment to multilateralism and the UN Charter's purposes and principles.
Had fun chatting with Diego Bahamón Serrato, one of Colombia’s most talented musicians, in Bogota yesterday. Learned more about the tiple (Colombia's national instrument) and enjoyed discussing how music and the arts unite us.
The United States deeply values the leadership of @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres on issues of global importance, including Afghanistan and the collective push for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ethiopia.
Our partnership with African countries is important--we can harness trade and investment to address the climate crisis, foster inclusive growth, and build an economic system for future generations. I appreciated participating in the African Growth and Opportunity Act Ministerial.
It was a pleasure visiting Ecuador this week. I was struck by the city of Quito's stunning beauty, and even more by the incredible opportunity the United States and Ecuador have to work together to strengthen democracy in the region and deliver for our people.
The Nicaraguan people seeking democracy and human rights can count on partners across the Americas. The U.S. joined the resounding majority @OAS_official vote condemning the Ortega-Murillo government’s antidemocratic actions, repression, and upcoming sham elections on November 7.
Grateful to Colombia for the warmth and hospitality. As allies and friends, we work together on important issues such as migration, the climate crisis, democracy, and more. I look forward to our continued partnership. #UnidosConColombia
Was glad to be able to express my appreciation to our talented and dedicated American officers and local staff of @USEmbassyBogota. They do extraordinary work every day to deepen our relationship and promote our shared interests and values.
Remarkable to listen to young leaders in Colombia discuss the imperative of working together to tackle global challenges, including the climate crisis. It is imperative we listen to them and involve them in building a better future for all.
Colombia’s emission reduction targets are among the most ambitious in the hemisphere. We have a narrow moment to pursue action to protect our environment. Together we can make a difference for a healthier and more prosperous planet.
I joined Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister @mluciaramirez for the 9th High-Level Dialogue in Bogotá. We are committed to continued progress toward a more inclusive, democratic, secure, and prosperous future.
We prioritize addressing the #ClimateCrisis both at home and as a key element of our foreign policy. Today @POTUS released a set of analyses that will serve as a base for our critical work on climate and security moving forward.
I spoke yesterday with @GuadalupeLlori. Public service is essential to democracy. I was heartened to hear her remarks on the importance of unity and reconciliation when she was elected as the National Assembly President in Ecuador.
I'm pleased to announce that the United States has delivered 200 million COVID-19 vaccine dose donations to nations around the world. We're leading the global fight against COVID-19 and are proud to have donated more vaccine doses than any other country.
Grateful to meet with @IvanDuque and @mluciaramirez in Bogotá. The U.S. & Colombia enjoy a strong relationship, and we're determined to deepen it. I appreciate hearing about the progress toward full implementation of the Peace Accord, which invests in Colombia’s most vulnerable.
We congratulate India for the extraordinary accomplishment of administering one billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. I applaud India's successes in fighting COVID-19 at home and for its efforts to help end the pandemic in the Indo-Pacific region and well beyond.
There’s something important to be learned from Ecuador, Colombia, and the region in understanding the challenges facing democracies and how to overcome them. What our democracies can do to close the gap between what we promise and what we deliver depends on what we do together.