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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos:

“It was a privilege to host President Santos at the Capitol today. We reaffirmed our commitment to a strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Colombia, and our support for their government’s counternarcotics efforts. We look forward to working with President Santos to build on the progress our countries have made over the past two decades, including the free trade agreement implemented in 2012.”

NOTE: Today’s meeting took place in the Speaker’s office in the U.S. Capitol. Participants included:

·        House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

·        House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

·        House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

·        House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

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