Colombian president thanks U.S. for medical aid

Other News Materials 14 June 2009 08:20 (UTC +04:00)

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe thanked on Saturday the United States for its humanitarian aid presented at the country's southwestern Tumaco port, Xinhua reported.

"We appreciate the help of the ship sent by the U.S. government," Uribe told U.S. ambassador to Colombia William Brownfield while visiting the site where the U.S. ship "USNS Comfort" berthed.

He said that about 12,000 people had participated in the medical activities of the ship, and the medical staff on the ship had conducted more than 200 surgeries during past weeks.

Uribe expressed his gratitude to the Colombian volunteers who had been working together with the U.S. mission to help the people in the region.