FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen the U.S.-Guatemala Relationship and Address the Root Causes of Migration from Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris will welcome President Bernardo Arévalo of Guatemala to the White House on March 25, 2024 to recognize the enduring friendship and strategic partnership between Guatemala and the United States. During the visit, the leaders will take stock of the progress we have made to address the drivers of irregular migration, including…

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with President Arévalo of Guatemala

Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Bernardo Arévalo of Guatemala today to strengthen the U.S.-Guatemala bilateral relationship and make progress on addressing the root causes of migration. They discussed the importance of good governance, economic opportunity, security, and migration management and how the United States can work with Guatemala to support these goals.  The…

Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on the Inauguration of President Arévalo of Guatemala

I congratulate President Bernardo Arévalo and Vice President Karin Herrera of Guatemala on their inauguration and commend the people of Guatemala for making their voices heard and this important transition. The United States will continue to support our shared democratic values. I look forward to hosting President Arévalo in Washington in the coming months to strengthen…

President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Guatemala to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Bernardo Arévalo

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Bernardo Arévalo on January 14, 2024, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The Honorable Samantha Power, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: Mr. Patrick Ventrell,…

Remarks By Vice President Harris and President Bernardo Arévalo of The Republic of Guatemala Before Bilateral Meeting

Vice President’s Ceremonial OfficeEisenhower Executive Office Building  2:37 P.M. EDT VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Good afternoon.  President Arévalo, welcome to Washington D.C.  It is good to see you after we have talked on the phone.  But it was my pleasure to congratulate you by telephone on your election in September — when we spoke in September.  And now,…

FACT SHEET: Update on the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America

March 2024 Vice President Harris continues to lead the implementation of the Root Causes Strategy, which tackles the drivers of irregular migration by improving conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras so people do not feel compelled to leave their homes.  This includes addressing economic, governance, and security challenges through five pillars: 1) Addressing economic…

Statement from Communications Director Kirsten Allen on the Visit of President Arévalo of Guatemala to the White House

Vice President Harris will welcome President Bernardo Arévalo of Guatemala to the White House on March 25. The visit underscores the United States’ commitment to supporting good governance and democracy in Guatemala, following President Arévalo’s inauguration in January 2024. The Vice President’s meeting with President Arévalo will strengthen the U.S.-Guatemala bilateral relationship and advance joint ongoing efforts…

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Call with President-Elect Arévalo of Guatemala

Readout of Vice President Harris’s Call with President-Elect Arévalo of Guatemala Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with Bernardo Arévalo de León and congratulated him on his victory in the Guatemalan presidential election. The Vice President underscored the U.S. interest in deepening the partnership between our countries. The Vice President and President-elect Arévalo discussed our shared…

Fact Sheet: Third Ministerial Meeting on the Los Angeles DeclarationOn Migration and Protection in Guatemala

Nearly two years ago, in response to the historic challenge of migration and forced displacement, President Biden launched the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, with 20 leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. The Los Angeles Declaration is a first-of-its-kind framework to promote coordinated action under three core pillars: (1) addressing root causes and…

FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Announces Public-Private Partnership Has Generated More Than $5.2 Billion in Private Sector Commitments for Northern Central America

More than $1 billion in new commitments announced today will create economic opportunity and help address the root causes of migration in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris and the Partnership for Central America (PCA) today announced more than $1 billion in new private sector commitments, as part of Central America Forward…

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