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Date: September 21, 2016 at 2:23:30 PM EDT
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Subject: White House travel pool report #5
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and President Obama began their bilateral meeting around 2 p.m.
Both leaders issued brief statements
Obama noted it was his first face to face with Santos since "the historic agreement ending the longest war on Latin America."
"I could not be more supportive of these efforts," Obama said. He acknowledged the challenges in implementing the agreement and noted that it still must be approved by the Colombia people in a referendum.
"It took a lot of courage and work from a lot of people," Obama said.
President Santos gave Obama a book as a gift. He described the 297 page peace deal as "the most comprehensive peace agreement in history."
Of Colombia's war, he said "It is the oldest, longest, cruelest armed conflict that Latin America has ever had."
The Washington Post