Secretary Blinken’s Journey to Colombia, Chile, and Peru Oct 3-7, 2022

Secretary of Condition Antony J. Blinken will vacation to Colombia, Chile, and Peru Oct 3-7, 2022. Oct 3-4, in Colombia, Secretary Blinken will fulfill with President Gustavo Petro, Vice President Francia Márquez, and Overseas Minister Álvaro Leyva.  Secretary Blinken’s conferences will concentrate on our shared priorities of supporting strong democratic governments and respect for human rights in the course of the Western Hemisphere, tackling the weather crisis, supporting regional efforts to tackle irregular migration, and utilizing a holistic method to counter narcotics trafficking and deal with its impacts on wellness, protection, and the surroundings. Secretary Blinken will underscore continued collaboration with the Colombian authorities to put into practice the 2016 Peace Accord additional thoroughly and reiterate U.S. aid of Colombia’s Short-term Guarded Status plan for Venezuelan migrants, a design for the region.

On Oct 5, in Santiago, Chile, Secretary Blinken will meet up with with President Gabriel Boric and International Minister Antonia Urrejola. He will reaffirm U.S. assist for democratic governance, bilateral possibilities for trade and expense, regional safety and human rights, regional migration administration, and local climate improve mitigation. Secretary Blinken will stop by Chile’s National Electric powered Coordinator the place U.S.-owned firms support advance our joint objective of greater reliance on renewable strength resources. He will also fulfill with alumni of the U.S.-sponsored Younger Leaders of the Americas Initiative to focus on how their innovations deliver financial progress and beneficial modify to their communities.

On Oct 6, Secretary Blinken carries on his regional travel in Lima, Peru to direct the U.S. delegation at the Basic Assembly of the Business of American States (OAS). He will underscore the U.S. dedication to the OAS and this year’s theme, “Together From Inequality and Discrimination.”  He will chair the Summit Implementation Evaluation Group, a ministerial-level meeting, to examine implementation of commitments from the Ninth Summit of the Americas and reaffirm the vital role of the OAS in advancing democracy, human rights, sustainable advancement, and security cooperation all over the Western Hemisphere, dependable with the concepts enshrined in the OAS Charter and the 2001 Inter-American Democratic Constitution.

Secretary Blinken will also co-guide a migration ministerial on the Los Angeles Declaration, addressing irregular migration with our regional associates.  In addition to assembly with OAS Secretary Basic Almagro, Secretary Blinken will have interaction with Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and Foreign Minister César Landa to discuss escalating regional safety, strengthening democratic governance, protecting the natural environment, and advertising and marketing inclusive economic advancement.