Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Colombia will become the latest member of NATO, and the first from Latin America, during a press briefing in Bogota on Friday.
“We are getting into the big leagues. We will be measured, compared and evaluated with the best,” Santos said.
He went on to describe the problems posed by an increasingly globalised world but hailed the benefits Colombia recieves from the international community.
“We will formalise in Brussels next week, the admission of Colombia into NATO as a ‘Global Partner’ is very important,” he concluded.