U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Costa Rica on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as part of his regional trip that also includes a visit to Colombia and Jamaica.
Pompeo will arrive in Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday, January 20, where he will participate in the Third Hemispheric Ministerial Conference against Terrorism and meet with President Ivan Duque and other regional leaders. The Secretary will also refer to the strong anti-narcotics cooperation with Colombia.
On Tuesday, the Secretary will arrive in San José, Costa Rica, where he will meet with President Carlos Alvarado and visit the Joint Operations Center (located in Base 2), which facilitates regional security cooperation.
Later in the day (Tuesday), Secretary Pompeo will arrive in Kingston, Jamaica, to meet with Prime Minister Holness, lead a multilateral round table with leaders of the Caribbean and will refer to relations between the United States and the Caribbean.
Pompeo will also travel to Berlin (January 19) to participate in the Conference on Libya convened by Germany to move toward peace in the African country, which has been devastated by conflict since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi eight years ago.
The Secretary of State’s tour will end on Thursday, January 23, travelling to Miami to meet with Governor DeSantis, then travel to Bushnell, Florida, to give a speech on President Trump’s foreign policy, before returning to Washington D.C.
According to the U.S. Embassy in San Jose circular, Costa Rica is an important ally of the United States, which supports democracy and the rule of law throughout the hemisphere, including Nicaragua and Venezuela.