10.07.16

Reaction To The Award Of The Nobel Peace Prize To Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos

Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy
To The Award Of The Nobel Peace Prize
To Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos

[BURLINGTON, Vt. (FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2016) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt., and ranking member of the Senate’s State Department And Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee) for several years has been a partner in supporting and advancing President Santos’ peace initiative, through Leahy’s work on the Appropriations Committee and in other ways.]

“Peacemaking requires courage and patience and grit, and President Santos has ‎invested all of these qualities in forging peace in Colombia. The United States has been a partner in the peace process, and I have come to know and admire President Santos through our work together. This is a proud moment and deserved recognition for him, for his country, and for his partners, and it should help propel his efforts to finally end a half century of war.”

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