The US-Colombia Partnership: From Venezuela's Crisis to Counter-Narcotics Efforts

A conversation with His Excellency Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast Served at 8:30 a.m.

Colombia is a strategic leader in Latin America and an indispensable partner for the United States. Its role in working to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela is vital, while, domestically, Colombia continues to absorb more Venezuelan migrants. The Duque administration is also demonstrating an increased commitment to eradicating coca crops.

How can the US-Colombia strategic partnership further advance regional stability? What is the current Colombian perspective to finding a peaceful democratic transition in Venezuela? What new steps has Colombia deployed to reduce coca cultivation?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, the United States Institute of Peace, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin America Program for on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (EDT) for a timely conversation on the US-Colombia partnership and its broader importance. 


H.E. Carlos Holmes Trujillo 

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Colombia


Judy Woodruff 

Anchor and Managing Editor

PBS NewsHour