President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Mario Abdo Benítez of the Republic of Paraguay to the White House on December 13, 2019.  The visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Paraguay to bring improved economic prosperity and support democracy in Paraguay and the region.  President Trump and President Abdo Benítez will discuss a range of issues, including efforts to strengthen the rule of law, champion democracy, encourage women’s empowerment, counter international criminal organizations, and increase bilateral trade.