THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
State Visit of President Pastrana of Colombia
President Clinton has invited President Pastrana of Colombia for a State Visit on October 28, 1998, and President Pastrana has accepted. The State Visit will provide an opportunity for the two presidents to address a broad agenda, including efforts to encourage trade and private investment, to expand cooperation in the struggle against the global drug trade and to resolve Colombia's current internal conflict.
The two leaders will also review the status of U.S. assistance for counternarcotics programs, sustainable economic development, and protection of human rights, as well as donor and international financial institutions' involvement in promoting Colombia's economic growth.
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