President of Colombia will address a National Press Club Newsmaker on Dec. 3

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Juan Manuel Santos will deliver remarks on Colombia's economic, political and social transformation, including the historic peace talks under way with the FARC rebel group, on Tuesday, December 3, in the Holeman Lounge.

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The president's remarks will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program will end at 5:30 pm.

The event will be open to credentialed press and NPC members only. Space is limited for this event.

NPC members can register for this event by going to www.press.org. Credentialed press can register by sending an email to mcooke@press.org. Your reservation will be confirmed and you will receive a ticket to cover this event.

Santos was elected president of Colombia in June 2010. Prior to the presidency, Santos held numerous positions in government for nearly two decades, including serving as Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance. Santos was also Colombia's first Minister of Foreign Trade.

He carried out graduate studies at the London School of Economics, Harvard and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

This event will be webcast live on press.org.  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCSantos, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter.  To submit a question in advance, put COLOMBIA in the subject line and email to president@press.org before 10 am on December 3.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club
The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

For More Information contact:
Melinda Cooke mcooke@press.org, +1-202-662-7516

SOURCE National Press Club



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