FM Kotzias’ meeting with Colombian counterpart focuses on further development of bilateral relations

The further development of bilateral relations, as well as the peace process in Colombia, was at the heart of the meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Colombian counterpart María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar at the foreign ministry.

“We had the pleasure of hosting the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the friendly country of Colombia. We exchanged views on the further development of our bilateral relations. We talked about Colombia’s very interesting peace process and we congratulated them,” Kotzias said in joint statements after the meeting on Thursday. He noted that Colombia was “a model from which we can all learn. Colombia is a very interesting country because it is developing its economy, it has a great culture, and we have to take advantage of all this in our bilateral cooperation.”

The Greek foreign minister said that they also discussed the development and the general situation in the two countries’ respective regions, the crises and wars in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as issues of economic development and its different facets in Latin America.

On her part, the Colombian foreign minister noted their discussion on security issues, during which she explained what her country has done in this sector, expressing Colombia’s willingness to pass on its experience and support the strengthening relations.

She also noted their discussion on possible economic cooperation, such as in tourism, or possible exports of olive oil to Colombia’s market.