Official visit of Christopher Patten in Latin America: meeting with Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, and press conference
End production: 22/01/2004
Christopher Patten, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations, visited Colombia. He was received by Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, and also conducted a series of talks with other Members of the Colombian government. The politicians discussed development issues and support to Colombia's fight against drug-trafficking and crime.The meetings provided an opportunity to express the EU's solidarity with the Colombian people against the threats of terrorism, drug traffic and illegal groups, as well as the EU's support to re-establish the rule of law throughout Colombia. Christopher Patten also held a meeting with representatives from Colombian and European NGO's that are working to promote Human Rights with EC financial support.
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||Handshake between Christopher Patten, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations, and Francisco Santos Calderon, Vice- President of Colombia, and shots of the meeting
||Handshake between Christopher Patten and Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, and shots of the meeting
||Arrival of Christopher Patten at the press conference
||Christopher Patten (in ENGLISH) on the EU's support to Colombia through the development co-operation programmes which had been initiated at the Madrid donors conference 3 years ago and are worth 340 Mio Euro