Senator John McCain scored the eventual adoption of a free trade agreement between that nation and Colombia as a “great debt” of the U.S. legislative branch.
“I strongly agree with the ratification of an FTA with Colombia,” said former presidential candidate McCain during his visit to Colombia, and upon agreeing to a press conference – with Spanish translation, as he stood next to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, at the Caribbean port of Cartagena de Indias.
“The ratification of the FTA (with Colombia) is a great debt by the U.S. Congress,” said McCain, who is optimistic that his country would also approve the pending FTA with Panama.
McCain’s visit to Colombia forms part of a mission undertaken by the legislator beginning last Friday. Accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, McCain is also expected to visit Brazil, Chile, Panama, and Mexico on this trip.
The lawmakers are slated to meet with heads of state, congressmen, ministers, soldiers, and members of civil society in each country to assess regional security and trade matters.