The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura. Costa Rica is a strong partner, whose cooperation is increasingly vital to counternarcotics efforts and regional stability. The Secretary thanked Foreign Minister Ventura for Costa Rica’s leadership on Venezuela. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed Costa Rica’s important role in support for democracy in Nicaragua, as well as the welcome Costa Rica is providing to those Nicaraguans who have fled the oppression of the Ortega regime and sought refuge within Costa Rica.