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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Colombia, Chile and Peru in October

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Colombia, Chile and Peru in October

(CNN) — United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Latin America in early October.

State Department spokesman Ned Price made the announcement this Friday.

Blinken will travel to Colombia, Chile and Peru from October 3 to 7, 2022.

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According to the State Department, the first stop will be in Colombia from 3 to 4 pm. He will meet President Gustavo Petro, Vice President Francia Marquez and Foreign Minister lvaro Leva.

“Secretary Blinken’s meetings are a holistic approach to support strong democratic governments and to support regional efforts to support strong democratic governments and respect human rights throughout the Western Hemisphere, address the climate crisis, address irregular migration, and combat drug trafficking.” Our shared priorities of implementing the approach will focus on health, safety and environmental impact,” the statement said.

The State Department underscored support for the Colombian government in relation to the peace agreement signed in 2016.

After leaving Colombia, Blinken will travel to Chile on October 5. He will meet President Gabriel Boric and Foreign Minister Antonia Urezola.

“He will also meet with alumni of the US-sponsored Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and discuss how their innovations drive economic growth and positive change in their communities,” the State Department report said.

The final stop of Blinken’s tour will be in Lima, Peru, “to lead the United States delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).”

“I am going to Colombia, Chile and Peru for a meeting with some of my closest colleagues in the US. In Peru, I am going to attend the @OEA_official OAS General Assembly to reinforce our commitment to equity and inclusion of all people. Looking forward to our hemisphere,” Blinken tweeted.

In Lima, Blinken will hold talks with “President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, César Landa, to discuss increasing regional security, strengthening democratic governance, protecting the environment and promoting inclusive economic growth.” Development.

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