High-level officials to visit FIU for Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

by Eduardo Merille

Michelle Marchante/News Director

Government officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America will be attending a conference at the Modesto Maidique campus on Thursday, June 15, to discuss “economic, security, and governance agendas” of the Northern Triangle countries, according to reports.

The Conference on Prosperity and Security is co-hosted by the U.S. and Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website and will be led by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The first part of the two-day conference will be on prosperity and economic growth, as stated in a press release by the U.S. Department of State and is expected to focus on places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

The second part of the conference will discuss security and, according to The Miami Herald, will be held at the Southern Command headquarters in Doral.

The White House has also announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be making an appearance at the conference and is expected to deliver the keynote address.

Pence, the White House stated, will also be participating in a series of bilateral meetings with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of El Salvador, President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras and President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala.


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