Statement from Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on the Virtual Bilateral Meeting Between Vice President Kamala Harris and President Alejandro Giammattei, and Virtual Roundtable with Representatives from Guatemalan Community Based Organizations
Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will meet virtually on Monday, April 26. During this meeting, the two will discuss working together to address immediate relief needs of the Guatemalan people as well as deepening cooperation on migration.
The following day, the Vice President will participate in a virtual roundtable with representatives from Guatemalan community based organizations. This convening will be hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City and will underscore the importance of placing the Guatemalan people at the center of solutions to root causes of migration.
The Vice President last spoke with President Giammattei on March 30th. In that conversation, they agreed to collaborate on promoting economic development, leveraging technology, strengthening climate resilience, and creating the conditions to expand opportunity for people in their home countries in order to address the root causes of migration to the United States.