The U.S. State Department will begin an official visit to Colombia and Mexico on Monday, October 25.
The Deputy Secretary, James Steinberg, will travel with a high-level delegation to Bogotá, Colombia, to launch the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue.. The two governments will formally launch discussions in three areas: human rights, democracy and technology. The Deputy Secretary will also meet with President Santos, Vice President Garzon, and with representatives from human rights organizations. He will then review U.S.-funded development projects.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg will then travel to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. In Mexico City he will meet with Foreign Minister Espinosa, Mexican senators, civil society leaders, and journalists. In Monterrey he will meet with Mexican law enforcement counterparts, and business leaders. He is there to reinforce U.S.-Mexico cooperation on a wide range of issues including human rights, judicial reform and climate change.