Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will lead the U.S. delegation to the sixth round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue (HLPD) at the Department of State on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines will lead the U.S. delegation to the fifth U.S.-Colombia High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue (HLSSD), which will also be held at the Department on Monday.
Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin will lead the Colombian delegation for the HLPD. Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas and Foreign Minister Holguin will lead the Colombian delegation for the HLSSD.
At the HLPD, delegations from the two countries will hold discussions on expanding cooperation in five working groups: Democracy, Human Rights, and Good Governance; Energy; Social Inclusion and Economic Opportunities; Environmental Protection and Climate Change; and Education, Culture, and Sports. At the HLSSD, the delegations will discuss bilateral, regional, and global security issues.
The annual dialogues are the flagship opportunities for the United States and Colombia to deepen our cooperation across a broad range of bilateral issues.