U.S. Might Support Colombia NATO Bid

first_img Jacobson would not comment on Morales’s statements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, met with foreign ministers from around the region on June 4 in Antigua, Guatemala, at a gathering of the Organization of American States focused on counter-drug policies. Bolivian President Evo Morales called the move a “provocation” and a threat to “anti-imperialist” countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua or Ecuador. By Dialogo June 05, 2013 He said he was prepared to ask for a meeting of UNASUR, a grouping that includes most South American countries, to discuss the issue. “It is not all that surprising that Colombian citizens are interested in where else they would be able to interact,” Jacobson said. “Our goal is certainly to support Colombia as being a capable and strong member of lots of different international organizations, and that might well include NATO,” said Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. center_img Colombia will sign a cooperation agreement this month with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a view to membership, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said June 1. The United States might support a bid by Colombia for NATO membership just as it has backed the close Latin American ally in other international fora, a senior State Department official said on June 3. “Ultimately this is a decision that all of the NATO members would have to make,” she added. “He was looking forward to that conversation,” said Jacobson. “There’s a very strong coincidence of views.” Evo Morales’s statements are out of context. It’s pure babbling and desire to talk politics. It is a silly speech.last_img

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