U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2005 > December
Taken Question
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 14, 2005
Question Taken at December 14, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

Colombia: President Uribe's Efforts to Negotiate a Hostage Release with the FARC (Taken Question)

Question:   What is the United States’ reaction to president Uribe’s offer to pull troops from a mountain village in Valle del Cauca province in a bid to free hostages held by guerilla forces?

Answer:   We refer you to the Colombian government regarding President Uribe’s offer. The goal of the United States is the safe release of the hostages. As always, we call on the FARC for the hostages’ immediate and safe return. The FARC terrorists have put the hostages at risk and we hold them fully accountable for their health and safety.

2005/1169


Released on December 14, 2005

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.