Trump to visit Peru and Colombia in first Latin America tour

Summit of the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with regional leaders in Peru during his first trip as president to Latin America next month, the White House has confirmed.

“This travel demonstrates the President’s resolve to deepen our historical ties with our partners in the region and to strengthen our joint commitment to improve security and prosperity for the people of the Americas,” a White House statement said in a statement over the weekend.

Trump will meet with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and join leaders at the Summit of the Americas in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Trump will then travel to Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos.

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During the trip, Trump “will participate in a series of bilateral, multilateral, and cultural engagements” and will emphasize “fair and reciprocal trade, and secure borders.”

U.S. presidents have attended all seven previous summits, which Washington views as a premier forum for projecting the country’s leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.