December 5, 2022
antony blinken e gabriel boric

US Secretary of State visits South American countries

Antony Blinken meets Gustavo Pedro and Gabriel Boric; The mission aims to strengthen democratic institutions.

US Secretary of State, Anthony BlinkenLanded today on Wednesday (5.Oct.2022). Chile For a week trip to South America Reaffirm Washington’s commitment to democratic governance in the region.

Antony Blinken meets the President of Chile Gabriel Boric and with the Foreign Minister of Chile, Antonia Urrejola. The leaders discussed trade, immigration, energy and climate change.

In a post on Twitter, the US secretary said he expected “Continue to cooperate in the defense of democracy, human rights and other shared priorities”.

Boric wrote that Chile and the United States would continue “Working for the development of the region”.

Tweet Gabriel Boric and Antony Blinken

On Monday (3.Oct), Blinken met the Colombian president Gustavo Pedro. They discussed support for democratic institutions and the assertion of human rights in South America.

The US Secretary of State will also visit Peru Friday (7.Oct) ​​and participate in the General Assembly OAS (Organization of American States), contained Start This Wednesday (Oct 5) In Lima.

Pedro, Boric and Peruvian President, Pedro CastilloLeft-wing governments exist and take office between July 2021 and June 2022. Anthony Blinken last visited the region in October 2021.

The ongoing trip is a way to strengthen US agreements Summit of the AmericasHeld in June 2022. At the time, the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela were not invited to the meeting.