The travel demonstrates the head of state’s wishes to deepen the historical ties with the region, said the White House press secretary.
Next month will be taking place the VIII Summit of the Americas and USA president Donald Trump plans to attend the meeting, said Concord Monitor.
This will be Trump’s first visit to Latin America as president and “the White House said he will participate in ‘bilateral, multilateral and cultural engagements.’ He plans to meet with Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and after the summit, Trump will head to Colombia to meet with that country’s president, Juan Manuel Santos.”, wrote the news website on Sunday.
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that this travel demonstrates Trump’s wishes to deepen the historical ties with the country’s partners in the region, as well as strengthen the joint commitment to improve security and prosperity for the people of the Americas.
Huckabee added that: “the President is looking forward to meeting with partners and allies who share our values and believe that the promise of a safe and prosperous future rests in strong democracies, fair and reciprocal trade, and secure borders.”
The VIII Summit of the Americas will take place on April 13-14 in the city of Lima, Peru. It is held every three years with the presence of the heads of state of the Western Hemisphere.