Pelosi Statement on Meeting Today with Colombian President

May 3, 2007
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after meeting with President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia:

'Today, Members of Congress had a productive meeting with President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia.  Many of us expressed our growing concerns about the serious allegations of connections between illegal paramilitary forces and a number of high-ranking Colombian officials.  It is essential that the Colombian government investigate and prosecute such officials, including those at high levels.  Those within Colombia who are calling for full disclosure about paramilitary influence should be commended for their constructive efforts to build a stronger democracy.'