U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
April 2, 2019
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez. The Secretary and President Duque discussed the importance of continued joint actions to reduce coca cultivation and cocaine production in Colombia, including increased eradication and operations against trafficking networks. The Secretary also thanked President Duque for Colombia’s strong leadership on Venezuela. They agreed to continue to work together to support the Venezuelan people’s restoration of democracy and mitigate the ongoing humanitarian and migration crises.