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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón

01/24/2011 - 5:40pm

Earlier today, Ambassador Kirk met with Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón. The two discussed a range of matters of mutual interest, including issues related to the United States – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Vice President Garzón is leading efforts in the Colombian government to address labor-related concerns.

Ambassador Kirk and Colombian Vice President Garzon

The United States exported $9.5 billion worth of goods to Colombia in 2009. Topping the list of exported goods were machinery, mineral fuel, and electrical machinery. The U.S. also exported almost $907 million in agricultural goods to Colombia. These goods include coarse grains, wheat, and soybeans. Two-way goods trade between the United States and Colombia totaled $20 billion during 2009.