Duke will meet in Washington with the US National Security Council



The Colombian president, Iván Duque, traveled to Washington on Sunday to meet on Monday with members of the National Security Council, congressmen and business leaders from the United States to deepen the relationship with the public and private sectors of that country.

The president, who left from Montevideo where he attended the inauguration of Luis Lacalle Pou as president of Uruguay, will begin his agenda in Washington at the Policy Conference of the United States-Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac, for its acronym in English), in which he will intervene, the Presidency detailed in a statement.

"In this event, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the US Vice President, Mike Pence will also intervene," the information added.

Then, the Colombian president will go to the White House where he will meet with the members of the National Security Council, including Donald Trump's National Security advisor, Robert O'Brien.

Duque will also expose on Monday to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) the main aspects of the economic, commercial and international policy of his Government.

Then he will meet with the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with whom he will sign an agreement to diversify and internationalize the country's economy.

The head of state will also meet with business leaders, to whom he will give a conference on "creative economy" by invitation National Endowment for the Humanities, "government organization of special importance in American culture," added the Presidency.

On his trip, Duke will be accompanied by the foreign ministers, Claudia Blum; of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, and of Commerce, industry and Tourism, José Manuel Restrepo, as well as by executives of the state promotion agency ProColombia.

The president will return to Bogotá on Monday night after a day in which he seeks to "strengthen political, commercial, cultural and humanitarian integration between the two nations."

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