US President Donald Trump will travel to Colombia to meet his counterpart, Ivan Duque, in December, Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said Wednesday.
"The date is set and it's December 2. We are in the process of defining the agenda, but the visit can be confirmed and it will be the day he said,” said Holmes.
The minister revealed that an agreement awarding special advantages to Colombians to facilitate immigration procedures will be discussed during the presidential meeting which is scheduled to follow the G20 summit in Argentina.
“In this way, (immigration) would be possible for the person who complies with these procedures in Colombia to enter the United States as if it were a local flight," Holmes said.
Trujillo said that during the visit, Trump is expected to sign a "memorandum of intent" to formalize these tables and "reaffirm commitment" of the two countries in the implementation of the agreement.
In June, Colombia’s right-wing leader announced he was investigating a collaborative approach to anti-narcotics, security, and regional affairs.
Duque supports the US militaristic approach to the war on drugs. During the campaign trail, he vowed to reinstate the forced eradication of coca plantations and the aerial spraying of pesticides over coca-growing regions.
These two policies have been challenged not only by former president Juan Manuel Santos but also by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.