San José- January 21, 2020
With his visit to Costa Rica, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo reaffirms the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Costa Rica.
During his meeting with Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado, Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura, and Minister for Public Security Michael Soto, Secretary Pompeo discussed U.S.-Costa Rica efforts to combat transnational crime and strengthen regional security.
While in San Jose, the Secretary spoke with opposition leaders from Nicaragua and members of the Nicaraguan diaspora in Costa Rica. Participants included former political prisoners, civil society leaders, human rights activists, students, and campesinos.
Before departing Costa Rica, the Secretary also visited the Joint Operations Center, which focuses on regional law enforcement.