A Conversation with Carlos Holmes Trujillo


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The new Colombian government led by president Ivan Duque faces an array of domestic and international challenges. Profound changes are underway in Latin America and across the globe. There is considerable uncertainty and turbulence. Colombia’s relations with the United States will be a high priority. The Venezuela crisis could well be the most vexing foreign policy challenge for the new administration. Unrest in Nicaragua in the midst of a continuing bilateral dispute, relations with Mexico under the incoming Lopez Obrador government, and new opportunities in trade and integration, with Asia are also on the agenda.

To discuss these and other issues, the Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to welcome Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, for an open discussion on the foreign policy priorities of the Duque administration and the future of Colombia. 

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Carlos Holmes Trujillo

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Colombia (@CarlosHolmesTru)


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)


Minister Trujillo is a lawyer with broad experience in public affairs in Colombia. His extensive diplomatic career includes Colombian Ambassador to Austria, the United Nations and the Russian Federation. Trujillo was also a member of the Constituent Assembly for the drafting of the 1991 Constitution in addition to Mayor of Cali, Minister of Education, High Commissioner for Peace, Minister of the Interior, and Minister Delegated with Presidential functions.