The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama has discussed with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to congratulate him on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work seeking to stop the longest conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
Spokesman Eric Schultz says that in the dialog Friday evening, Obama also reiterated U.S. government support for the peace process as Santos pursues a national dialogue on the way forward for peace discussions.
Colombian voters rejected the peace deal in a referendum. Obama said earlier in the day the vote shows there is more work to be done.
The U.S. strongly supported Colombia’s peace talks with the FARC rebels.