This year, the United States and Colombia celebrate the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Colombian relations.
History of Diplomatic Relations
On June 19, 1822, Colombia and the United States officially established diplomatic relations when President James Monroe received Manuel Torres as the Colombian Chargé d’affaires.
To learn more about the history of U.S.-Colombia relations, read A Guide to the United States’ History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations: Colombia.
Partnership and Shared Commitments
Since 1822, the United States and Colombia have shared a deep partnership based on mutual respect and a commitment to promoting security, prosperity, and democratic governance in Colombia and across the Western Hemisphere.
To learn more, read the U.S. Relations With Colombia Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet.
Remarks at the 200th Anniversary Celebration
News and Stories
Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez at the 200th Anniversary of U.S.-Colombian Relations Celebration
The People Behind the 200 Years of U.S.-Colombia Relations: Reflecting on My Mother’s Career at U.S. Embassy Bogotá