Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
September 19, 2016
"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cartagena, Colombia, on September 26. He will lead the United States delegation at the signing of the peace accord between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to end over 50 years of conflict. He will also participate in bilateral meetings with regional counterparts. The Secretary's presence follows years of U.S. engagement to facilitate the negotiations."
Secretary Kerry is expected to meet with whomever is the representative(s) from the government of the Republic of Cuba in what could be the final high-ranking meeting during the final days (123 and counting down) of the Obama Administration between an official of the government of the United States and official of the government of the Republic of Cuba.