Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary (PDAS) Julie Chung visited Costa Rica for the first time to discuss top U.S.-Costa Rican priorities, such as security, trade and foreign policy.
During her official three-day visit, PDAS Chung met with Costa Rican government officials and visited several U.S. companies in Costa Rica.
“Costa Rica and the United States share many values and objectives of which one of the main ones is the protection and defense of democracy. We are both concerned about the situation in Venezuela and Nicaragua and, therefore, are committed to working together to address these issues and it is vital to mutually support each other. We have been partners since 1851, so I wanted my first trip of the year and the decade as PDAS to be to Costa Rica, a partner with whom we have a strong, democratic relationship, a partner who is a leader in security and regional peace. I am here to show my respect to the Costa Rican government and the people and to acknowledge that our relationship is important more than ever.”