FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 28, 2011
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke met today with Colombia’s Vice President Angelino Garzon to discuss various trade issues including the pending trade agreement.
“President Obama understands that implementing the U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement is a key component in our trade agenda – creating jobs and forging new business ties between our countries. Colombia is an important market for U.S. companies, and the Trade Agreement is a key component of our National Export Initiative.”
Locke also expressed his deepest sympathy to the Colombian people in the wake of the disastrous flooding that killed over 300 people.