Christian Guillermet Fernández, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with James Walsh, Secretary of the Bureau
of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs photo -
Published on Monday, August 9, 2021
During his visit to Washington D.C., Christian Guillermet Fernández, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met with authorities from the environment and security areas of the U.S. Department of State.
According to the ministry, James Walsh, Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), recognized Costa Rica for its commitment to addressing the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
During the meeting, both leaders agreed to move forward with expanding the Security Seed program throughout the country. The U.S. will also continue to sponsor the initiative through the embassy in San José.
The opportunity to share this security program with other countries in the region was also analyzed as a good practice to improve the security of communities and address the structural causes of migration, the ministry said in its statement.
In relation to the environmental agenda, Guillermet recognized the return of the United States to the Paris Agreement and the Biden Administration's commitment to climate change issues.
Guillermet also thanked the United States government for donating more than half a million vaccines against covid-19. These 503,100 doses were received and applied in July.
Last week, the government of the United States, through its embassy in Costa Rica, supported the police security program "Ligas Atléticas Policiales" (police sports league in the English language).
The program has the goal of preventing young people from becoming involved in criminal activities through the development of sports such as athletics, boxing, swimming, soccer, among others. The intention is to improve and strengthen the relationship between young people and the police.
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