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Colombia: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL219, tabled on 13 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the escalation of anti-government protests in Colombia, what assessment they have made of the political situation in the country.

Answered on

27 May 2021

The UK remains concerned about ongoing protests in Colombia. We are clear that we support the right of all Colombians to protest peacefully, and that the right to peaceful assembly and association must be guaranteed. We call on all actors to continue to engage in dialogue in order to deescalate tensions.

We have raised our concerns with the Colombian government on several occasions during the past two weeks. Most recently, Minister Morton spoke with acting Foreign Minister Adriana Mejía on 14 May, where she welcomed the Colombian Government's commitment to transparent investigations into allegations of excessive use of force, and their commitment to continued dialogue.