Santos Asks Trump to Support Peace Process; Invited to the White House
In a 25-minute telephone call, President Juan Manuel Santos asked US President Donald Trump to support Colombia’s peace plan with FARC rebels. Santos, in a series of posts, described their conversation as “productive.” “@POTUS expressed his support for peace and desire to maintain the best relations with Colombia,” Santos said, referring to Trump by his Twitter handle.
He said he asked Trump to support approval of the Colombia peace plan in the US Congress. “(Trump) said he was very interested and would take charge of it personally,” said Santos, who added that Trump extended an invitation for him to visit the White House. The United States has pledged $450 million to support implementation of the peace agreement. The Guardian