Saturday 22 Sep 2018 | 06:49 | SYDNEY
Saturday 22 Sep 2018 | 06:49 | SYDNEY

The 5-minute Lowy Lunch: Colombian Trade Minister


Fergus Hanson


13 March 2009 12:09

This Wednesday we were fortunate to have the Colombian Trade Minister, Luis Guillermo Plata, speak at the Lowy Institute. Before his talk he spoke to me about Colombia's success countering FARC, the influence of the likes of Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales on Colombia and the region, as well as the economic transformations he has overseen in his homeland.

We also discussed whether Australia needed representation in Colombia and what it would take to get Latin America's vote for our UN Security Council seat in 2013.