Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 17, 2013


The Governments of the United States and Colombia will sign the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) on April 19 at 8:00 a.m. Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, and Juan Gabriel Uribe, Colombia’s Minister of Environment, will sign the ECA. The press is invited to attend and witness the signing of the Agreement at the U.S. Department of State Treaty Room.

The ECA signing is open to the press from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 7:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend the opening session upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo ID card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying employment as a journalist and an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport). Press should allow adequate time to process through security.

For more information, please contact WHAPRESS@State.gov.



PRN: 2013/0425