Colombia APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To foster and promote relations between the UK and Colombia and to assist in raising awareness amongst parliamentarians and the public of the developments that have been taking place in Colombia.


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Recent Documents related to Colombia

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Colombia This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. Colombia peace progress
13/06/2019 - Commons Research

Found: DEBATE PACK CDP-0150 (2019) | 13 June 2019 Colombia peace process Compiled by: Nigel Walker Subject

3. Embassy of Colombia, United Kingdom - written evidence
18/12/2018 - Inquiry: Global Britain and South America - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Embassy of Colombia, United Kingdom Written evidence from the Colombian Embassy to

4. UK aid to help support Colombia as it hosts Venezuelan migrants and refugees
30/04/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: UK aid to help support Colombia as it hosts Venezuelan migrants and refugees -

5. Guidance: UK Prosperity Fund for Colombia
21/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Prosperity Fund Business Case Colombia Bilateral Programme: Unlocking E conomic O

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Colombia

1. Colombia
07/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to working with her on this important agenda. Colombia is an FCDO human rights priority country and we - Speech Link
2: is clearly vital. A recent newspaper report in Colombia, revealing details of an undercover operation - Speech Link
3: challenges that Colombia continues to face. The issue of narcotics and drugs is a major one. Colombia remains - Speech Link
4: privileged to meet brave journalists when I visited Colombia—people such as Jineth Bedoya. Can my noble friend - Speech Link
5: provided, and continues to provide, support to help Colombia tackle, in particular, the legacy of sexual violence - Speech Link
6: of Justice for Colombia. The transitional justice court, which was created in Colombia by the peace agreement - Speech Link

2. Colombia Peace Process
18/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the Colombia peace process.It is a pleasure to see you - Speech Link
2: the non-governmental organisation Justice for Colombia, politicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic - Speech Link
3: the UK and Colombia are friends. We wield enormous influence over what goes on in Colombia, and that is - Speech Link
4: Friend will know that I went on delegations to Colombia in 2007, when Uribe was still in power, and in - Speech Link
5: abuses and the targeting of social leaders in Colombia.My second point is about the JEP. Its implementation - Speech Link

3. Colombia Peace Process
12/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the peace process in Colombia.Although my visit to Colombia earlier this year was sponsored - Speech Link
2: Gentleman raises an important issue. The tragedy of Colombia is that half of the 7 million or so refugees have - Speech Link
3: the more remote districts in the north-east of Colombia, and it was striking that a lot of the campesino - Speech Link
4: the FARC, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, but there are many other groups, such as the - Speech Link
5: help to restore, the criminal justice system in Colombia to a more secure form of justice. I very much - Speech Link

4. The UK’s Relationship with the Pacific Alliance (International Relations Committee Report)
01/02/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Pacific Alliance currently brings together Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It was founded in 2011 and covers - Speech Link
2: America, when Pacific Alliance countries such as Colombia and Chile are yet to even begin their full vaccination - Speech Link
3: widespread social and political disruption, and Colombia continues to struggle in many ways to implement - Speech Link
4: Alliance: Chile, Mexico and Peru. The fourth, Colombia, has given formal notice of its interest in joining - Speech Link
5: I will make a couple of observations about Colombia, which I have had visited a number of times with - Speech Link

5. Venezuela
29/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: million people have sought refuge in neighbouring Colombia.”—[Official Report, 28 January 2019; Vol. 653 - Speech Link
2: staggering numbers: well over 1 million have gone to Colombia; well over 1 million to Peru; nearly half a million - Speech Link
3: Guru-Murthy went to the border between Venezuela and Colombia to report the experiences of the thousands of - Speech Link
4: capacity as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Colombia, Argentina or Peru, or any other governmental - Speech Link
5: focus that it warrants; and in the interests of Colombia, because of family connections and my work with - Speech Link

6. Venezuela
28/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: million people have sought refuge in neighbouring Colombia.The economic collapse, as the Minister - Speech Link
2: with 1 million, as the Minister rightly said, in Colombia alone, which is going through its own peace process - Speech Link
3: staggering numbers: well over 1 million have gone to Colombia; well over 1 million to Peru; nearly half a million - Speech Link
4: Most of all, we should applaud countries such as Colombia that have welcomed well over 1 million refugees - Speech Link
5: of Latin America? Governments such as that of Colombia will be the best guides to what might be done - Speech Link
6: My biggest fear is what this may do to Colombia, however, because the peace process is very tender - Speech Link
7: elements who would undermine the peace process in Colombia. He is absolutely right, and he has a long-standing - Speech Link

7. Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (Ninth sitting)
04/07/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: England versus Colombia World cup football match. I have a lot of sympathy for Colombia. It is a country - Speech Link

8. Music Sector: Working in Europe
03/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: artists from countries across the globe, such as Colombia and the United Arab Emirates, have through the - Speech Link
2: citizens that drew on agreements such as those with Colombia and the UAE. However, this offer would not have - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
04/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: that I will put in calls to Colombia. I know that our mission in Colombia, in Bogota, is always doing - Speech Link
2: murders in Colombia; that is one every 18 hours. What can the Minister do when he calls Colombia to draw - Speech Link
3: now stalled. The Spanish Prime Minister went to Colombia last week to impress on President Duque that he - Speech Link
4: saying that the hon. Gentleman has recently visited Colombia. I would therefore like to invite him and any - Speech Link

10. Press Freedom
08/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: is the Minister aware of recent reports from Colombia that the army has been illegally compiling secret - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Colombia
1. Colombia: Demonstrations
asked by: Fabian Hamilton
08/06/2020
... what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of protestors being killed during protests against forced eradication programmes in Colombia.

2. Colombia: Violence
asked by: Christian Matheson
08/09/2020
...What recent discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on increased incidents of violent conflict in that country.

3. Colombia: Coronavirus
asked by: Diana Johnson
20/07/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 quarantine in Colombia on the safety and security of human rights defenders in that country; and if he will make a statement.

4. Colombia: Homicide
asked by: Kate Osborne
03/09/2020
... what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of a massacre in Tibu in Colombia on 18 July 2020.

5. Colombia: Homicide
asked by: Christian Matheson
01/11/2019
... (b) Fernando Salcedo and (c) Cristian Sánchez by paramilitaries in northern Colombia on 30 September 2019.

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9 Current APPG Members
Greg Clark Portrait
Greg Clark
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tunbridge Wells
Joined: 8th April 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Chemical Industry , Italy , Motor , Terminal Illness
Jo Stevens Portrait
Jo Stevens
Vice Chair
Labour - Cardiff Central
Joined: 27th March 2019
Lord Alderdice Portrait
Lord Alderdice
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 27th March 2019
Patrick Grady Portrait
Patrick Grady
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow North
Joined: 27th March 2019
Lord Mountevans Portrait
Lord Mountevans
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
6 APPG Memberships
Chile , Denmark , Finland , Maritime and Ports , Norway , Sweden
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3407.

Email: jeffrey.donaldson.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Colombia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Colombia APPG

Former APPG Members
Glyn Davies Portrait
Glyn Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Montgomeryshire
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Co-Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019