Minex Holds Fruitful Conversation With U.S. Official

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, spoke with the U.S. Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Daniel Coromac -AGN.- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, spoke with the United States Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, in New York, United States, as part of the agenda of bilateral meetings during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Guatemalan delegation used this platform, which gathers leaders worldwide, to reinforce Guatemala’s requests to the North American nation.

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala, Karla Samayoa Recari, attended the meeting.

Positive Results

Undersecretary Zeya described the conversation as fruitful. She posted a photograph of the meeting with a message on the social network X.

She stated, “Fruitful conversation with Mario Bucaro at UNGA 78. The United States values Guatemala’s partnership on a range of shared priorities, including implementing the LA Declaration on Migration and Protection, combating fentanyl, and strengthening democracy and human rights at home and in the Americas.”

In this sense, Guatemala and the United States share goals on several points, for example, ensuring the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection works for Guatemalans residing in the United States. The aim is to ensure their rights are respected and obtain results that favor them. 

Guatemala is also coordinating with the United States to fight transnational crime, especially drug trafficking, which is no longer restricted to marijuana, opium, and cocaine but has escalated to synthetic drugs such as fentanyl.

The Government of Guatemala follows up on President Alejandro Giammattei’s instruction to strengthen relations with the world through these actions.

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