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United States – Uruguay Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue – United States Department of State

The United States will host the second annual U.S.-Uruguay Annual Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on February 15 in Washington, D.C.  Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs Omar Ignacio Paganini Herrera will co-chair the dialogue.  The U.S. delegation will include senior government officials from the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce, the United States Agency for International Development, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The United States and Uruguay will discuss issues of shared interest including economic advancement through the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation, countering regional transnational crime, and increasing drug prevention and treatment services.  The dialogue will focus on innovative solutions to bolster bilateral and regional commerce, improve people-to-people exchanges, promote space cooperation, and partner on regional development projects.

On global issues, the delegations will discuss mutual support for the Multinational Security Support mission to Haiti, implementation of the Barbados electoral roadmap agreement to support competitive presidential elections and restore democracy in Venezuela, and Russia’s unjust war against Ukraine.

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