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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia

José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, went to Bogotá where he met with Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia. It was the first time that a President of the EC visited the country.
Discussion focused on the implementation of the EU/Colombia Trade Agreement signed in August 2013, the solidarity and support of the EU to Colombia's peace and the future of their bilateral relations in the global context. The two Presidents agreed to launch negotiations for a broad Framework Agreement, which would be extensible to different areas of cooperation. The fight against climate change and how it could actively contribute to the reduction of poverty were also on the agenda.
During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso notably highlighted the opportune moment of his visit to the country, where for the first time there was a real possibility of reaching peace. He then ensured that the EU would continue to show solidarity towards Colombia. The President eventually confirmed to Juan Manuel Santos the EU's willingness to provide financial support for the implementation of the agreement that could be reached.
José Manuel Barroso then visited the "Basta ya!" (Enough already!) exhibition with Gonzalo Sánchez, Director of the Historical Memory Center (HMC).
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Juan Manuel Santos, on the left, and José Manuel Barroso
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Juan Manuel Santos, on the left, and José Manuel Barroso
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Juan Manuel Santos, on the left, and José Manuel Barroso
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
José Manuel Barroso at the podium
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Group photo in the presence of: Gonzalo Sánchez, 2nd, Luz Marina Porras Bernal, mother of ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Luz Marina Porras Bernal, mother of Fair Leonardo Porras Bernal, victim of the Colombian ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Gonzalo Sánchez, on the left, looking at a picture in a book presented by José Manuel ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Gonzalo Sánchez, on the left, and José Manuel Barroso, presenting a picture in a book
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Gonzalo Sánchez, on the left, receiving a book from the hands of José Manuel Barroso
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
José Manuel Barroso, in front of drawings
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Gonzalo Sánchez, on the left, presenting a plaque, and José Manuel Barroso
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
José Manuel Barroso, looking at photographs during his visit of the "Basta ya!" (Enough ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Gonzalo Sánchez, José Manuel Barroso and Gustavo Moncayo, father of Pablo Emilio Moncayo, ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Clara Rojas, former hostage of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army ...
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Date: 12/12/2013
Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Speech by José Manuel Barroso, at the podium
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
Santiago Rojas Arroyo, Colombian Minister for Trade, Industry and Tourism, on the left, ...
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Visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, to Colombia
José Manuel Barroso, next to a memorial plaque for Simón Bolívar
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Date: 12/12/2013
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