Washington, DC – Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today left on a Presidential Delegation to Bogotá, Colombia to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego as President of the Republic of Colombia on August 7, 2022.

The Honorable Samantha Power, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development, will lead the delegation.  

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Francisco L. Palmieri, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., United States Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia.

Ms. Desirée Cormier Smith, Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice, U.S. Department of State 

The Honorable Juan Gonzalez, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council