From December 31-January 2, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo led the Presidential Delegation to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil. In addition to joining inauguration-related events, he participated in a bilateral meeting with incoming President Bolsonaro and Foreign Minister Araujo to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership in promoting prosperity, security, education, and democracy. While in Brasilia, Secretary Pompeo also participated in meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President Juan Orlando, and Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio.

On January 2, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, to meet with Colombian President Ivan Duque. He underscored U.S. support for shared goals, such as counternarcotics efforts, peace accord implementation, trade, and responding to the regional crisis perpetrated by the disastrous policies of the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
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