In a meeting that was held with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere programs of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the U.S. Department of State, topics such as the fight against drug trafficking as a transnational crime, the human rights defense strategy and progress made in the clarification of crimes against social leaders were addressed.
The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, held a meeting in Bogotá with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere programs of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the U.S. Department of State with the aim of strengthening joint work, mainly in the fight against structures linked to drug trafficking.
At the end of the meeting, the Attorney General reiterated the importance of continuing with “the strengthening of the judicial cooperation between the Office of the Attorney General and the United States, with its agencies, and the Department of Justice and Department of State”; as well continuing moving forward in the strategy to protect the human rights of social leaders in Colombia, and clarifying the serious offenses committed against this specially protected population.
For her part, the US representative stated that “We are collaborating so closely in the fight against narcotics, transnational criminal groups to strengthen Colombia’s judicial system and protect human rights and justice in all aspects,” stated Fulton.
Finally, the Attorney General stressed that these commitments also reinforce the deployment that the entity has been carrying out in the territories to provide all citizens with access to justice.