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Obama expresses optimism about Colombia free trade

Obama expresses optimism about Colombia free trade

President Barack Obama says he is confident that the United States and Colombia ultimately can reach a deal on a stalled trade agreement.
He spoke to reporters after White House meetings on Monday with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Obama said some clear difficulties remain, but a compromise can be worked out that is good for the people of both nations.
He expressed concern about killings of labor leaders in Colombia and about human rights in general there. Obama also said that Uribe is committed to the rule of law.
Obama says he has instructed U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk to work with Uribe's team on how to best continue.


Updated : 2021-05-09 07:50 GMT+08:00