National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, and his delegation on December 8 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building before the culmination of his visit to Washington to review extensive bilateral cooperation on migration, counternarcotics, and promoting economic opportunity. Also in the meeting were National Security Advisor to the Vice President Nancy McEldowney, NSC Senior Director Juan Gonzalez, and U.S. Ambassador William Popp. Mr. Sullivan applauded the Giammattei government’s work to combat criminal organizations involved in the trafficking and smuggling of drugs and people, and both noted the United States’ desire to collaborate with Guatemala to expand port security. Ambassador McEldowney provided an update on the Vice President’s Call to Action to drive private sector investment in the region and address the root causes of migration. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to work with Guatemala to combat corruption, address citizen security, and support regional economic development.


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