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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 12, 2004

President to Meet with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in Colombia

The President will travel to Cartagena, Colombia to meet with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on November 22. The President will stop in Cartagena on his return from the APEC Leaders' Summit in Santiago, Chile. The President looks forward to discussing with President Uribe the many ways we are working together as close allies to protect and promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; fight terrorism and drug trafficking; and promote prosperity through economic growth and opportunity. The two Presidents will recognize the major progress made under Plan Colombia to win the war against the narco-terrorist groups in Colombia, and will emphasize our mutual interest in advancing free trade throughout the Americas.

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