WASHINGTON, September 16. / TASS /. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo embarks on a Latin American tour on September 17 (until September 20), during which he will visit Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia. This is stated in the statement released on Tuesday by the press service of the State Department.
As noted in the publication, Pompeo's trip underlines "the US commitment to protecting democracy, fighting the coronavirus pandemic, including restarting economies after the pandemic, and strengthening security amid regional threats."
In Suriname, the head of American diplomacy will discuss energy and security issues with the country's leadership. The Guyana agenda includes a meeting with President-elect Mohammed Ifraan Ali.
In the Brazilian city of Boa Vista, Pompeo "will emphasize the importance of US and Brazilian support for the Venezuelan people by visiting Venezuelan migrants." "In Bogotá, the Secretary of State will discuss with Colombian President Ivan Duque a partnership in the fight against the pandemic, threats to regional security posed by drug trafficking, terrorist groups and the illegitimate Maduro regime (this is how the incumbent Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is called in the United States – TASS note)," message.