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Biden congratulates leftist Petro on winning Colombia's presidential election

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Biden congratulates leftist Petro on winning Colombia's presidential election
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During a phone call, US President Joe Biden congratulated Gustavo Petro on his victory in the Colombian presidential elections, with which he became the first left-wing president in the country's history, according to what the White House announced.

 

 The US presidency said in a statement that Biden expressed his "look forward to working with the president-elect to continue to enhance bilateral cooperation," especially on climate change and the implementation of the historic peace agreement reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016.

 

Biden also touched on the issue of bilateral cooperation on security and drug control.

 

The US President also congratulated the Colombian people on holding fair and free elections and affirmed the United States' support for Colombia.

 

Gustavo Petro, 62, was elected president of Colombia on Sunday, with the ambition to "change" a country in crisis.

 

In the United States, Republican officials such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have expressed concern about Petro's election and the advancement of "left-wing totalitarian ideology".

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