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Summary

  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled on June 1-2 to San José, Costa Rica, where he engaged with senior leaders from Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as Costa Rican government officials and civil society.

  • While in San José, Secretary Blinken met with President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Solano Quiros to discuss the strong U.S.-Costa Rica relationship, which benefits the people of both our countries.  Secretary Blinken then participated in a meeting with senior leaders from member-states of the Central America Integration System (SICA), along with Mexico.  Together, they advanced a collaborative approach to addressing the root causes of migration, including improving democratic governance, security, and economic opportunity for the people of Central America.  He also met separately with several of his foreign counterparts to discuss joint efforts to address bilateral and regional issues.

  • Through these meetings and engagements, the Secretary reinforced our cooperation on shared priorities, which include promoting inclusive economic growth, combating the COVID-19 pandemic and recovering from its effects on our societies, and protecting livelihoods and the planet through environmental stewardship and action on climate change.

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