Assistant Secretary Nuland’s trips to Jamaica, Ecuador, and Colombia | Tech US News

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Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Jamaica, Ecuador, and Colombia from November 14-18, 2022 to lead strategic dialogues and bilateral engagements, along with several State Department colleagues.

In Kingston, Jamaica, on November 15, Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson-Smith and participate in the US-Jamaica Strategic Dialogue to highlight bilateral opportunities to enhance trade and investment , strengthen regional security, combat transnational criminal organizations and the fight against climate change. In addition, Canadian Under Secretary Nuland and CARICOM leaders will convene a virtual meeting to discuss Haiti.

On November 16, in Quito, Ecuador, Under Secretary Nuland will meet with President Guillermo Lasso and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguín and sign an Open Skies Agreement, paving the way for more bilateral travel, trade, job creation and economic growth. Assistant Secretary Nuland will also lead the US delegation participating in the US-Ecuador Bilateral Political Dialogue to reaffirm US support for democratic governance, regional security, human rights, migration management and support for vulnerable populations.

On November 17 and 18, in Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia, Undersecretary Nuland will meet with President Gustavo Petro and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Álvaro Leyva, and will participate in the closing ceremony of the visit of the hospital ship USNS Comfort. These commitments will focus on shared priorities, including regional security, strong democratic institutions, the socio-economic and political inclusion of Afro-Colombian and indigenous people, and the continued importance of implementing the 2016 Peace Agreement.

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