WASHINGTON, DC – Speaking at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America today, Vice President Mike Pence announced he will travel to Central and South America in August on behalf of President Trump. On August 13–18, 2017, the Vice President will travel to Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Panama City, Panama.
During his travel, the Vice President will meet with leaders from government and the business community to reaffirm the President’s commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties with the region and continue the Administration’s support of security cooperation, business engagement, agriculture, and infrastructure development.
“At President Trump’s direction, and in a sign of the high importance he places on this region, in August I will travel to Central and South America,” said Vice President Pence. “I will build on the good work that has been done throughout President Trump’s Administration to bolster our shared economic and security goals.”
Additional details about the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming.