Visit of Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, to Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, and signature of an agreeement between Europol and Colombia
Lieu: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius
End production: 09/02/2004
A cooperation agreement between Colombia and Europol was signed by Jorge Daniel Castro Castro, Director-General of the Colombian National Police, and Jürgen Storbeck, Director of Europol, in the presence of Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, and of Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP. The purpose of the agreement is to enhance the cooperation of the Member States, acting through Europol, and Colombia in preventing, detecting, suppressing, and investigating serious forms of international crime through the exchange of strategic and technical information. Colombia and Europol have agreed to enhance the co-operation, as laid down in this agreement. Besides this signature, Javier Solana and Álvaro Uribe Vélez have talked about several bilateral issues between Colombia and the EU, including the trade agreements, the fight against drugs, the peace process and the FARC.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Álvaro Uribe Vélez, President of Colombia, welcomed by Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP (2 shots)
||signature of Europol-Colombia agreement by Jorge Daniel Castro Castro, Director-General of the Colombian National Police, and Jürgen Storbeck, Director of Europol, in presence of Álvaro Uribe Vélez
||Shots of the meeting between Álvaro Uribe Vélez and Javier Solana (2 shots)
||Javier Solana (in SPANISH) saying that they've talked about trade issues and the peace process; on his will to deepen the cooperation between Colombia and the EU
||Álvaro Uribe Vélez (in SPANISH) on the need to respect the pain of the families of people kidnapped by the FARC; saying that if Hitler had not been pressured, we would still have concentration camps in Europe; saying that the FARC Members are terrorists and therefore the Colombian government cannot negotiate with them; appealing to the international community to put pressure on the FARC to free its prisoners