The Vice President today met with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated President Moise for his election earlier this year, and recognized Haiti for filling key government leadership positions. The two leaders stressed the importance of pursuing an economic reform agenda to attract investment and generate growth. The Vice President and President Moise reiterated their common commitment to building on strong bilateral ties, and working together to pursue issues of mutual interest.
The Vice President also met with the Vice President of El Salvador, Oscar Ortiz, at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President recognized El Salvador for taking strong steps to reduce crime and violence, and offered the continued partnership of the United States in this effort. The two leaders highlighted opportunities to expand security cooperation, discussed strategies for improving the business climate through economic reform and regional cooperation, and shared their views on the current political crisis in Venezuela. The Vice President, together with Vice President Ortiz, reiterated a shared commitment to maintaining strong bilateral ties, and to continuing the mutual effort to improve security and prosperity.
Vice President met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in Miami, Florida at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President recognized Guatemala for its strong commitment to the Alliance for Prosperity, and steadfast support in the fight against illegal drug trafficking. The Vice President emphasized the importance of redoubling the fight against corruption and impunity, including support for the Attorney General and UN Commission Against Impunity and Corruption, and acknowledged President Morales' personal dedication to this cause. The leaders discussed the on-going crisis in Venezuela, and expressed their concern for the Venezuelan people who suffer most. The Vice President, together with President Morales, reiterated a shared commitment to building the already strong bilateral relationship, and advancing shared goals of advancing security and prosperity.
Finally, Vice President Pencre also met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, FL. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President commended President Hernandez for his leadership in addressing security and governance challenges, and offered the strong partnership of the United States to maintain this commitment. While acknowledging that much remains to be done, the Vice President recognized Honduras for its progress in combating corruption and enhancing border security. The leaders discussed opportunities for economic and business development, as well as strategies for enhancing competitiveness. They also shared concerns regarding the on-going crisis in Venezuela, and expressed particular concern for the Venezuelan people who suffer most. The Vice President and President Hernandez together reiterated their shared commitment to strengthening the bilateral relationship and advancing mutual interests.
Source: The White House, Office of the Vice President