Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- To strengthen diplomatic ties with the United States, the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, met with Senator Steve Daines. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of the relationship maintained by both nations.
Senator Daines visited the Presidential Office, accompanied by a delegation from the United States Embassy. The meeting included the participation of the Guatemalan Ambassador to Washington, Alfonso Quiñónez, and the Press Secretary of the Presidency, Kevin López Oliva.
They addressed current issues, such as the fight against transnational organized crime and the progress made during the current administration in fighting drug trafficking and national economic growth.
Additionally, they discussed programs for granting temporary work visas. With all this, both nations strengthened their commitment to continue working hand in hand for bilateral well-being.
Both stressed the importance of actions to strengthen small businesses, considering that this sector is growing and contributing to the country’s economy. In addition, Guatemala has achieved positive results as an exporting country, and the United States represents one of the most important markets for Guatemalans.
Having heard about the different strategies promoted by President Giammattei, Senator Daines congratulated him for his commitment to principles and values, such as the defense of life and the family.
He also emphasized the president’s leadership for signing the Geneva Consensus, creating the multi-religious roundtable, and establishing the Presidential Commission for Religious Freedom.
The congratulations included the work developed in the transition process, described as open, transparent, orderly, and systematized, highlighting the plans to strengthen democracy in the country.
The meeting between Pres. @DrGiammattei and Senator @SteveDaines addressed Guatemala's participation in the Geneva Consensus, demonstrating @GuatemalaGob's commitment to defending life and the #TransitionGT process as a cornerstone of democracy. They also discussed the bilateral… https://t.co/REGHLSyNUa— Kevin López Oliva (@KLopezOliva) December 21, 2023