Madrid, 2 (Europa Press)
Kamala Harris, a spokeswoman for the US Vice President, has announced that the White House expects the first center for migrant asylum seekers in Central America to become operational in Guatemala before Sunday, when Harris arrives in the country on her first overseas trip. The Office.
The decision to open the first living facilities in the Central American region was adopted at a bilateral telematic meeting between Harris himself and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, who will meet again to address the migration crisis, among other issues. .
At the moment not much is known about these centers, only that they will provide assistance to migrants in their countries of origin. It has also been confirmed from Washington that they will increase the number of border security officers in the region.
Harris is scheduled to visit Guatemala between June 6 and 7 and will later move to Mexico. In both countries, he will meet officials with whom he has already spoken, however, telematically – he has meetings with Giamattei and Mexican Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The approach with which the Vice President travels the region is based on “addressing the central factors of migration and giving people hope for a better life” in their countries, without risking their lives to travel to the United States . The spokesperson explained, Simon Sanders.
It will be her first official foreign visit since taking office, and as Sanders progresses, she will seek to deepen America’s “strategic partnership and bilateral ties” with Guatemala and Mexico.
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