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Trump welcomes president of Colombia but doesn't say he'll continue U.S. aid

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Thursday with President Trump, hoping to secure guarantees for a continuation of millions of dollars in U.S. aid as his country emerges from half a century of civil war.

Publicly, Trump gave no such commitment during a joint news conference with Santos in the White House East Room.

Trump did not mention Colombia’s hard-fought peace process until a reporter asked about it. He then praised Santos’ efforts.

“There’s nothing tougher than peace,” Trump said, “and we want to make peace all over the world.”

Trump focused on fighting drug trafficking and on potential trade deals, as well as the wall he has promised to build along the border with Mexico.

Santos listed his country’s needs for postwar reconstruction, including rebuilding roads and other infrastructure, resettling displaced peasants and demobilized guerrilla fighters, creating new judicial mechanisms and eradicating coca crops.

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