U.S. and Mexico Convene Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America on June 15-16

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U.S. and Mexico Convene Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America on June 15-16

On June 15-16, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Miami, Florida to convene, in partnership with the Government of Mexico, the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.

The multi-day event will bring together a diverse group of government and business leaders from the United States, Mexico, Central America, and other countries to address the economic, security, and governance challenges, and also opportunities, in the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras).

The first day of the conference will focus on efforts to improve the business climate and economic conditions to promote prosperity and job growth in the Northern Triangle countries, and the second day will focus on regional security cooperation and improving citizen security and the rule of law.

In advance of Secretary Tillerson’s and Secretary Kelly’s participation in the conference, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host an event on June 14 for the public and private sector participants, which will contribute to the June 15-16 discussions.

Secretary Tillerson will deliver remarks at the Conference on June 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET. You can watch the Secretary’s remarks live on state.gov and the Department’s Facebook page.

Be sure to follow @StateDept and @DHSgov via Twitter, the State Department’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts, and the hashtag #CentAm2017 for the latest information. You can also follow the State Department’s official Spanish-language Twitter account, @USAenEspanol.

Visit the State Department’s Flickr account for the latest conference photos.

Editor’s Note: This entry is also published on Medium.com/StateDept.

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