USAID Administrator Leads U.S. Government Delegation to Inauguration of Colombian President

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USAID Administrator Leads U.S. Government Delegation to Inauguration of Colombian President

On August 6-8, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, as the head of the U.S. delegation that attended the inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego. Other members of the U.S. delegation included Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Francisco L. Palmieri, Chargé d’Affaires, United States Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia; Desirée Cormier Smith, Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice, U.S. Department of State; and Juan Gonzalez, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council.

In Bogotá, Administrator Power, along with members of the delegation, participated in a series of engagements including a roundtable with human rights advocates, a discussion with environmental defenders and climate change experts, and bilateral meetings with Colombian government officials.

 

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Last updated: August 08, 2022

August 8, 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to all of our outlets. Welcome to the press conference with the elimination of the U.S. conference led by the Administrator USAID Samantha Power.

August 8, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power began her final day in Colombia with a visit to the U.S. Embassy, where she met with Embassy and USAID staff and expressed appreciation for their commitment to the Colombian people.

August 7, 2022

Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power spent her second day in Colombia leading the Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego. Administrator Power met with environmental defenders, who shared their experiences working to protect biodiversity and spur action to address climate change, advance peace, and enhance rural development.

August 7, 2022

On August 6, Administrator Samantha Power arrived in Bogotá, Colombia, where she is leading the Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego as President of the Republic of Colombia. Administrator Power began her trip by hosting a roundtable discussion with human rights defenders to hear directly about their experiences, work to support conflict victims, and efforts to advance implementation of the 2016 Peace Accord. 

August 5, 2022

On August 6-8, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Bogotá, Colombia, as the head of the U.S. delegation that will attend the inauguration of Colombia’s President-Elect, Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.