Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida


Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida January 18-23.


Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Berlin on January 19 to attend the jointly hosted German-UN international conference on Libya, as part of the three-point plan UN Special Representative Salamé outlined to the UN Security Council.


Secretary Pompeo will then arrive in Bogota, Colombia on January 20, where he will speak at the Third Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial and meet with President Duque and other regional leaders. The Secretary will also discuss our strong counternarcotics cooperation with Colombia.


On January 21, the Secretary will arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he will meet with President Carlos Alvarado and visit the Joint Operations Center, which facilitates regional law enforcement cooperation. Costa Rica, an important partner of the United States, supports democracy and the rule of law throughout the hemisphere, including in Nicaragua and Venezuela.


Later that day, Secretary Pompeo will arrive in Kingston, Jamaica. While there, he will meet with Prime Minister Holness, conduct a multilateral roundtable discussion with Caribbean leaders, and deliver remarks on U.S. Caribbean relations.


On January 23, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Miami to meet with Governor DeSantis. The Secretary will then travel to Bushnell, Florida to deliver a speech on President Trump’s foreign policy before returning to Washington, D.C.