(ANSA) – BOGOTÁ, JUN 22 – President-elect Gustavo Petro, the first leader of the left to lead the government of Colombia, reacted with satisfaction to the phone call received yesterday by US President Joe Biden.
Commenting on the second call received from Washington in 24 hours – the first was from Secretary of State Antony Blinken – Petro claimed via Twitter that “on the way to a more intense and normal diplomatic relationship, I had a very friendly conversation with President Biden. of the United States “.
“In his words, the future host of the presidential Casa de Nariño finally said, he ensured a ‘fairer’ relationship for the benefit of both peoples”.
A statement from the White House yesterday made it clear that Biden stressed that he was “looking forward to working with Petro to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation, including on climate change, health security and the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement”, saying to himself. also ready to discuss bilateral security and anti-drug cooperation.
In an editorial commenting on what happened in a few hours between the leader of Pacto Histórico and the US government, the Colombian weekly Cambio stressed that “relations between Colombia and the United States, after Gustavo Petro’s victory seem to have started off with the right”.
Only two days after his victory, the newspaper finally adds, the president-elect announced that he had had “a friendly conversation” with his counterpart Biden “, while outgoing president Iván Duque” had to wait five months “to be able to speak with Biden took office in the White House.