U.S. and Colombian Governments Announce Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation and Heads of Government Agree on Communique to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
28
Issue: 
6
Abstract: 
On April 15, 2012, in response to growing bilateral and multilateral dialogues on citizen security, the U.S. President Barrack Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on the margins of the VI Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, that they agreed to deepen coordination of ongoing security cooperation activities throughout the hemisphere and West Africa.[1] Meanwhile, the heads of state agreed on a communique to confront and combat transnational organized crime.
 

                        [1]                      U.S. Department of State,  Joint Press Release on the United States - Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation, April 15, 2012.