BOGOTA – The meeting between Colombia’s new President Ivan Duque and a Spanish delegation that attended his swearing-in ceremony demonstrated the “excellent relationship” between the two countries, the speaker of the Spanish lower house told EFE on Wednesday.
“The excellent relationship between our two countries, Colombia and Spain, was once again demonstrated and will continue during the government of President Duque,” Ana Pastor, who headed the Spanish delegation, said.
Pastor said that Spanish lawmakers would continue to work “to strengthen the relationship with every branch of the Spanish state and the whole of the Kingdom of Spain.”
She added that there is a great closeness with Colombia due to “the large number of Colombian people who visit Spain and the many Spanish people who have found numerous opportunities here.”
“This was a very important moment, it was a historical moment to be able to participate in the swearing-in ceremony, and we hope that in the next few months the relationship will continue to strengthen, especially regarding Spain’s role as a bridge between the European Union and Colombia, as well as Latin America in general,” Pastor said.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will visit Colombia on Aug. 29. as part of a tour of four Latin American nations.