We congratulate President Santos on his victory, as well as the Colombian people and electoral officials on a peaceful and orderly election. We look forward to continuing to work with President Santos and his administration to advance our bilateral relationship and to continuing to support the Colombian Government and people as they pursue a negotiated end to the conflict there.
The United States and Colombia share a long history of successful partnership, anchored by a commitment to democracy and the rule of law, peace and citizen security, and trade and economic opportunity. My recent visit underlined our long-standing cooperation and commitment to Colombia. The Colombian people will continue to thrive with the next administration.
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