Colombian President Iván Duque arrived at the White House with several gifts with Colombian seal for the president of the United States, Joe Biden, with whom he met this Thursday afternoon.
In this, the first bilateral meeting held by the leaders since Biden came to power, they discussed issues such as the entry of Colombia as a non-NATO allied country. In addition, topics such as the fight against drug trafficking and economic support for the Colombian government in defense matters, as well as issues related to strategies to curb climate change, were part of the agenda.
During his visit, Duque arrived with several gifts for the president of the United States. According to her, one of them is a hammock made in San Jacinto, Bolívar, in the heart of Montes de María.
Another of the president’s gifts to Biden was a crafts made in Werregue. “These pieces are made entirely by hand by the Wounaan indigenous community, who use traditional techniques to cultivate the palm, extract its fiber in a sustainable way and weave the pieces,” said a source close to the meeting.
(With information from EL TIEMPO)