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Colombian President Duque thanked Biden for the initiative, which he acknowledged was an example of the values and principles that both administrations share.
During a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque at the White House on Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that his administration will declare Colombia as a "Not North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Member Strategic Ally."
"This announcement is recognition of the cooperation that exists between our countries, which for over 200 years of bilateral relations have faced common regional challenges through a strategic partnership," Biden stated.
Duque thanked Biden for the initiative, which he acknowledged was an example of the values and principles that both administrations share and the high-level strengthening of the bilateral relationship.
Besides accessing loans of military equipment, Colombia will be able to receive financing for its defense sector and the development of military programs with the United States as a strategic ally of this country.