The U.S. Representative to the United Nations will also meet with members of civil society and other members of the Ecuadorian government to discuss the multilateral priorities shared by the two countries.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Ecuador and Costa Rica March 29-31. During her trip, she will speak to the importance of multilateralism in achieving regional peace and security goals. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will also advance shared priorities of strengthening democratic institutions, increasing youth participation in democratic processes, and meeting the humanitarian and protection needs of refugees and asylum seekers.
On March 29, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with senior Ecuadorian government officials and participate in a public conversation with Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguin on shared U.S. and Ecuadorian multilateral priorities, including Ecuador’s 2023-2024 term as an elected member of the UN Security Council. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will also meet UN agencies and NGOs supporting refugee resettlement in Ecuador, which hosts more than half a million refugees and migrants. She will also engage with civil society, including Afro-Ecuadorian youth.
On March 30, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will lead the U.S. delegation to Costa Rica for the 2023 Democracy Summit. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield visited Ecuador in May 2021 and led the U.S. Government delegation for the inauguration of President Lasso.
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