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Deputy Secretary Negroponte: Travel to Colombia and Central America, June 1-6, 2008

Deputy Secretary Negroponte answers questions during a news conference at the 38th OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia. [© AP Images]
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

Related Information
38th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly
Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte Visits El Salvador


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