UK, Colombia sign oil deal during Santos' state visit

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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three day state visit to Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and his ... wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three day state visit to Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP) (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, center, sits with Greg Hands, Britain's Minister of State for Trade and Investment, left, and Maria Claudia Lacouture, Minister of Trade Industry and Tourism, right, during a business meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, center, sits with Greg Hands, Britain's Minister of State for Trade and Investment, left, and Maria Claudia Lacouture, Minister of Trade Industry and Tourism, right, during a business meeting at Buckingham ... Palace in London, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool) (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a business meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three-day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a business meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez are on a three-day state visit to ... Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool) (The Associated Press)

Britain and Colombia are announcing a new oil and gas partnership during the state visit to the U.K. by President Juan Manuel Santos.

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Santos, who received the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to end Colombia's civil war, is meeting Prime Minister Teresa May at 10 Downing St. on the second day of his three-day trip.

It's the first U.K. state visit by a Colombian leader, and is being used by officials to highlight Britain's international focus as it prepares to leave the EU.

The deal being announced Wednesday will see the two countries share information in areas such as regulation, supply-chain development and training.

On Tuesday Santos and his wife dined on Dover sole and pot-roasted pheasant at a Buckingham Palace banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.