On February 04th 2016, Colombian President Santos was invited at the White House by United States President Obama to celebrate 15 years of bilateral cooperation. Obama praised Colombia´s impressive political, economic and security accomplishments since 2000 and assured the United States support to the Colombian Government for the final peace negotiation with the FARC.
On November 2016, the Colombian Government and the rebel group FARC signed and ratified a peace agreement. This brought an end to the Colombian conflicto, which was the oldest ongoing armed conflicto in the American continent.
Although some parts of the agreement were highly controversial and challanges for its implementation remain, the peace agreement can be seen as a historic success. For the most updated development of the implementation of the peace process see: