Secretary Tillerson Praises Colombia’s Aid to Venezuelans, Anti-Drug Efforts

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:25 AM PT — Wed. February 7, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praises Colombia for their crackdown on coca, and humanitarian aid to Venezuelans.

Tillerson met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday as part of his South American tour.

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a joint press conference after a meeting at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

The two reportedly had an extensive conversation on recent efforts to stem the coca trade, while Tillerson offered the county’s continued support.

Both leaders also emphasized their focus on returning democracy as well as free and fair elections to Venezuela.

“This is a shared challenge for both of our nations as well – to work together to undermine the transcriminal organizations that create the networks that are devastating for citizens in Colombia and they’re devastating to the American people as well,” stated Tillerson.

The secretary of state went on to say the U.S. is deeply concerned by the food and medical crisis in the country, and thanked Santos for his cooperation.

4 Comments on "Secretary Tillerson Praises Colombia’s Aid to Venezuelans, Anti-Drug Efforts"

  1. Well the good secretary should PRAISE MYAMAR for saving their country from ISLAM! Muslims attacked police stations and they put and end to it ever happening again. Every place there are Muslims there are problems, even in their own countries. GO BUDDHISTS !!!!!

  2. 2EdgedSword | February 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm |

    Socialism should be outlawed in American Universities, and we should be dropping bombs in Latin America and Mexico

  3. Linda Griffin | February 7, 2018 at 11:52 am |

    Necessary because of the socialist slide in Venezuela and they have the audacity to rail at Trump.

  4. landy fincannon | February 7, 2018 at 11:31 am |

    Meanwhile, the drug (CIA) cartelshave moved operations to another mega bank , after being exposed through the HSBC scandal, but way to put a humanitarian spin on it Rex.

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