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Blinken will travel to Colombia, Chile and Peru to discuss human rights and migration

Blinken will travel to Colombia, Chile and Peru to discuss human rights and migration

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will travel to three countries in South America over the next few days to discuss human rights and migration issues as well as strengthen business opportunities.

Blinken will begin his tour on October 3 in Colombia, where he will meet with President Gustavo Petro. Vice President Francia Marquezand the Minister of Foreign Affairs, lvaro Leva.

“The meetings implement a holistic approach to support strong democratic governments and respect human rights throughout the Western Hemisphere, support regional efforts to address the climate crisis, address irregular migration, and combat drug trafficking.” We will focus on our shared priorities to do so.” impact on health, safety and the environment,” the State Department said in a written communication.

As reported, the Secretary will also focus on strengthening cooperation with the Colombian government to implement 2016 peace agreement and reiterate their support for a temporary protection law for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia.

Blinken will continue his visit to Santiago de Chile on October 5, where he will meet with President Garil Boric and Foreign Minister Antonia Urrezola. His agenda will include issues of governance, bilateral investment opportunities, regional security, human rights and climate change mitigation.

There he will also meet with the National Electrical Coordinator of Chile and alumni of the US-sponsored Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Finally, the Secretary will arrive in Lima, Peru on 6 October to lead the United States delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). The theme of this year’s event is “Together Against Inequality and Discrimination”. There, he will chair the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG), which, he pointed The organization is “responsible for reporting annually to Foreign Ministers on progress achieved in compliance with the Summit’s order.”

In addition to meeting with OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, Secretary Blinkon will meet with Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and Foreign Affairs Minister César Landa to discuss regional security, governance issues, the environment and economic development.

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