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US Under Secretary visits Latin America and will meet with Lasso and Petro

WASHINGTON, November 14: The US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, begins her visit to Jamaica, Ecuador and Colombia this Monday to meet with officials from three countries, including Presidents Guillermo Lasso and Gustavo Petro.

The State Department said in a statement that the visit will begin in Jamaica, where he will meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Secretary of State Kamina Johnson-Smith on Tuesday in Kingston.

Nuland will participate in strategic dialogue between the two countries to increase trade and investment, strengthen regional security, combat transnational criminal organizations and combat climate change.

In addition, he will participate in a virtual meeting with members of the Caribbean community and with Canadian officials to discuss the crisis of violence in Haiti.

On Wednesday, Nuland will travel to Quito, Ecuador to meet with President Guillermo Lasso and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguín and sign an open skies agreement, paving the way for bilateral visits to trade, job creation and economic facilitation. . growth.

There will be a political dialogue in which issues such as democratic governance, regional security, human rights, migration management and support for vulnerable populations will be discussed.

After Ecuador, Nuland will travel to Colombia on the 17th and 18th, to the cities of Bogota and Cartagena. He will also meet with President Gustavo Petro and Foreign Minister lvaro Leva and attend the closing ceremony of the visit to the US Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort.

With them they will discuss shared priorities including regional security, building solid democratic institutions, socio-economic and political inclusion of Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples, and the importance of implementing the 2016 peace agreement.

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