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The Colombian ambassador to the United States resigned following Pedro’s victory

The Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos BinsonHe submitted his resignation letter on Monday After Gustavo Pedro’s victory was confirmed In this Sunday’s presidential election: “I will not work with the next administration. It is clear.”

Pinzón justified his resignation as a “declaration of achievements and policies” and hoped that the new Pedro government would not only bring “peace” to Colombia and its institutions, but also make decisions that would not “revoke achievements”. “It simply came to our notice then.

“You have to adhere to the principles and values ​​that you believe in in life. I think it is prudent to carry out that task one day before the end of the current administration. The next administration will have different outcomes,” Pinzón said in an interview with the RCN station.

“You have to build what you build, not damage what works well,” the Colombian ambassador still argued.Colombia has always called on the new government to act on the basis of the bilateral relations it maintains with different White House administrations.

In that sense, Binson, Eleven months after stepping down, US President Joe Biden has described him as “someone who deeply loves Colombia.”For example, “it has shown” by declaring the country a “non-strategic ally of NATO”.

With 50.44 percent of the vote in the second round, the White House acknowledged Pedro’s victory through its Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, and congratulated the Colombian people on “exercising their right to vote and reaffirming the strength of its democracy.”

“We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with President-elect Gustavo Pedro and building a more democratic and equal hemisphere,” the US Secretary of State said on Twitter.

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