The Lehendakari meets with the President of Colombia at a crucial moment for the country
Iñigo Urkullu also met with the High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, and outlined his proposal for cooperation regarding coexistence
On the third day of his institutional trip to Colombia, Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, the Basque Premier, met with the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. The two leaders were together during a meeting with Sergio Jaramillo, the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, when the Basque Government outlined a framework proposal for cooperation between the governments of Colombia and Basque Country regarding coexistence public policies in post-conflict contexts.
During the press conference afterwards, the Lehendakari explained that apart from values education, the proposal envisages working together on peace and coexistence management plans, victim policies, remembrance institutes, agricultural development, cooperativism and coexistence policy.
During the meeting, Urkullu had the opportunity to talk to the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, whom the Lehendakari congratulated and then expressed his support for the peace process. The Lehendakari explained to the Colombian President the economic reasons and those related to the peace process for the official trip by a Basque Government delegation to the country.
MEETING AT A CRUCIAL MOMENT IN COLOMBIA
This meeting took place at a crucial moment for the Colombian peace process, as the FARC disarmament deadline will end soon.
Sergio Jarmillo, High Commissioner for Peace, was directly appointed by President Santos to guide him in the negotiation to reach a peace agreement. Sergio Jaramillo has been a key player in the peace process and the subsequent signing of the agreement.