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State Visit by the President of the Republic of Colombia

Published 27 April 2016

The President of the Republic of Colombia, His Excellency President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, accompanied by Mrs María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 1st to 3rd November 2016.

The President and Mrs Santos will stay at Buckingham Palace.


This will be the first State Visit to the UK by a President of the Republic of Colombia.

President Santos, with Mrs Santos, previously visited the UK as a Guest of Government in November 2011. During this visit they called on The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Republic of Colombia in October 2014.

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