Press room News September 2015 Sumario de la Nota Contenido de la página Speech by the President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, about the situation in the border with VenezuelaBogotá, September 1, 2015 (SIG). - A country’s foreign policy reflects the principles and values it believes in, and that is how our government has been.President announces diplomatic offensive to continue denouncing and claiming for the dignity and the rights of the Colombian peopleBogotá, September 1, 2015 (SIG). - The Head of State informed this Tuesday in a speech that the Foreign Minister will present claims before the Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmbassadors describe the situation at the border as a ‘human drama’Cúcuta, September 2, 2015 (SIG). - Members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Colombia travelled this Wednesday to Cúcuta, where they had a first-hand look at the humanitarian crisis being faced in that border zone.President announces that an economic emergency will be decreed in the areas affected by the border closingCúcuta, September 2, 2015 (SIG) - President Juan Manuel Santos announced this Wednesday that he will decree an economic emergency to face the crisis situation in the areas affected by the border closing.‘We are in pain for the violation of the Colombians’ human rights’: President Santos Cúcuta, September 2, 2015 (SIG). - Dear ambassadors: What we are demanding is respect for human rights, the Head of State said at the Extraordinary Cabinet Council meeting held in the capital of Norte de Santander.Diplomatic corps accredited in Colombia visited the Colombians affected by the border closing with Venezuela Cúcuta, September 2, 2015 (SIG). - The ambassadors visited the shelters set up in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario (Norte de Santander), where about 340 people are being assisted.National Government highlights the role of the IDB in the post-conflict process Bogotá, September 7, 2015 (SIG). - President Juan Manuel Santos met this Monday at the Casa de Nariño with the 14 members of the Executive Directorate of the IDB, the Board of Directors of the bank of Latin American, Asian and European countries. I am ready to hold serious conversations with Venezuela, but provided that the human rights of our fellow citizens are never violated again: President SantosBogotá, September 7, 2015 (SIG). - At the end of the Cabinet Council, President Juan Manuel Santos revealed that he accepted the good offices offered by the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vásquez, to facilitate the dialogue between Colombia and Venezuela.President Santos announces the signature of decrees to relieve the situation of Colombians in the border with Venezuela Bogotá, September 9, 2015 (SIG). - “Today we will be signing a decree that will allow the outflow of backed-up coal through the Caribbean, which jeopardizes over seven thousand jobs”, he said. ‘Challenges should be turned into opportunities. And that’s what we are doing. This is an opportunity to strengthen our border zone’: President Santos Bogotá, September 9, 2015 (SIG). - The President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, led an accountability session this Wednesday at the Casa de Nariño on the status of fundamental rights in the countryThe Government is guaranteeing humanitarian aid, education, security and economic benefits to the deportees in ParaguachónBarranquilla, September 10, 2015 (SIG). - The Department of Social Prosperity (DPS), with the help of Red Unidos, the IOM and the Governor’s office, coordinates the actions for the provision of humanitarian aidWe will build peace from tourism and for tourism, President Santos said at the Assembly of the World Tourism Organization Medellín, September 14, 2015 (SIG). - Speaking before the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Colombian Head of State said that one of the sectors that will benefit the most from obtaining peace will be precisely tourism.