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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's call with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

The President spoke today by phone with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to congratulate him on finalizing key details of a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  The President recognized this historic day as a critical juncture in what will be a long process to fully implement a just and lasting peace agreement that can advance security and prosperity for the Colombian people. The President noted that the U.S. was proud that it could stand with Colombia in supporting the pursuit of peace, and he pledged to continue the U.S. bipartisan tradition of support for strengthening Colombia's institutions and improving the lives of the Colombian people through the Peace Colombia framework he announced in February.  The two presidents agreed to maintain close collaboration between our governments in the coming months and to continue joint efforts to combat organized crime and narcotics trafficking.