In the context of the Ninth U.S.-Colombia High Level Dialogue
Highlighting the friendship and cooperation that unite the Republic of Colombia and the United States of America,
Conscious that the strengthening of democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights, the protection of the environment, and sustainable development advance the well-being of our citizens, the prosperity of our societies, and the stability of the region,
Conscious that the joint efforts between our countries comprise an important holistic strategy,
That in the context of the upcoming celebration of 200 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries, we renew the commitment to jointly advance and deepen our strategic alliance
that guides our relationship moving forward and drives us to consolidate efforts in areas such as the environment, energy transition, peace implementation projects, commerce and development, education, health, communications, infrastructure, security, and intelligence.
The United States and Colombia will strengthen, with an integrated and long-term approach, good governance, economic development, institutional presence, respect for human rights, and
security cooperation for the dismantling of criminal networks, their illicit economies and expressions of violence in most affected PDET municipalities, beginning in Caceres, Tumaco, and Sardinata, which were prioritized during the Eighth High Level Dialogue in 2019. We are devising new methods for measuring the sustainability of our holistic joint strategy.
The United States and Colombia will resume their dialogue on the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan for Racial and Ethnic Equality (CAPREE), in conjunction with our civil societies, and intend to
schedule a steering committee meeting for 2022 to examine efforts by both governments towards the inclusion of Afro-Colombian, indigenous, and other underserved communities.
The governments of the United States and Colombia will continue to advance policies that strengthen the land registry and formalize land parcels in 11 municipalities together with
opportunities for economic development and strengthening local governance, all central points of the peace agreement, ensuring an inclusive approach and conditions to advance in areas, such as demining.
With the objective of extending long-standing security cooperation into a strategic partnership that reaffirms support for citizen security and human rights and expands international cooperation, the United States and Colombia will hold a High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue in which we will discuss relevant and sensitive issues for our countries with a long-term vision.
For the purpose of deepening the long-term joint work in the fight, prosecution, and dismantling of illicit networks of illicit goods and properties of illicit origin, or those employed for illegal
activities, money laundering, the financing of terrorism and transnational crime, we will support and put into operation the Center for Combatting Illicit Finances (CFI) and the creation of the
interagency group to counter money laundering led by the office of the Attorney General.
The United States and Colombia will intensify their efforts towards developing Colombia’s domestic capacity to produce vaccines, not only to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but other
The United States and Colombia will continue working to create opportunities for sustainable economic development, including through agriculture, resilient supply chains, and private sector
The United States and Colombia jointly commit to combatting deforestation in the Amazon, conserve biodiversity, and increase environmental security, with the United States aiming to
provide $50 million to support Colombian efforts in these areas. Additionally, both governments will prioritize climate action and environmental conservation through increased support of
renewable energy projects and the deployment of clean energy technologies.
Agreed in Bogota, D.C., on October 21, 2021
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