A Common Vision for Our Hemisphere
Deputy Secretary Negroponte (June 2): "60 years ago, the nations of the Americas adopt[ed] the OAS Charter and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man. These two documents united our region in a commitment to human rights, social justice, and representative democracy. "
Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte led the United States delegation to the 38th regular session of the Organization of American States General Assembly in Medellín, Colombia, on June 1 and 2.
From June 3 to 6, the Deputy Secretary visited El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. While there, the Deputy met with senior government officials and members of the private sector and civil society to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, to include the pending Merida Initiative, our commercial relations and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), security concerns, and development cooperation.
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Negroponte
--06/02/08 Press Conference in Medellin, Colombia
--06/02/08 Remarks at the 38th General Assembly of the Organization of American States
38th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly
Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte Visits El Salvador