Travel to Texas, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Jamaica, February 1-7, 2018

Photos from the trip»

Secretary Tillerson traveled to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary engaged with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson  advocated for increased regional attention to the crisis in Venezuela.

At the start of his trip in Austin, Secretary Tillerson outlined the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Secretary traveled to Mexico City on February 1, where he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, and other senior Mexican officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico partnership on a range of bilateral, regional, and global priorities.

On February 3, Secretary Tillerson traveled to Bariloche, where he discussed scientific exchanges and conservation practices at the Nahuel Haupi National Park. He then traveled to Buenos Aires to meet with President Mauricio Macri and Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie to discuss our bilateral economic growth agenda and security cooperation.

In Lima on February 5-6, Secretary Tillerson met with President Kuczynski and Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovin to discuss our bilateral and regional partnership and issues including preparations for a successful Summit of the Americas.

The Secretary traveled to Bogota on February 6, where he met with President Juan Manuel Santos, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, and other senior Colombian officials to discuss matters of importance including U.S. support for Colombia’s efforts to address the surge in coca cultivation and cocaine production, economic issues, and the growing refugee population.

Secretary Tillerson wrapped up his travel in Kingston on February 7. He met with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith to discuss bilateral and regional security, energy efforts, and Jamaica’s successful economic reform efforts.

02/07/18 Press Availability With Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Kingston, Jamaica
02/06/18 Interview With Rich Edson of Fox News;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; W Hotel; Bogota, Colombia
02/06/18 Joint Press Availability With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Bogota, Colombia
02/06/18 Joint Press Availability With Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Lima, Peru
02/05/18 Press Availability With Peruvian Foreign Minister Lucia Cayetana Aljovin Gazzani;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Lima, Peru
02/04/18 Press Availability With Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Buenos Aires, Argentina
02/02/18 Joint Press Availability With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Mexico City, Mexico
02/01/18 U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas
01/29/18 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Travel to Austin, Texas; Mexico City, Mexico; San Carlos Bariloche, Argentina; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica; Via Teleconference
02/07/18  Public Schedule: February 7, 2018
02/06/18  Public Schedule: February 6, 2018
02/05/18  Public Schedule: February 5, 2018
02/04/18  Public Schedule: February 4, 2018
02/03/18  Public Schedule: February 3, 2018
02/02/18  Public Schedule: February 2, 2018
02/01/18  Public Schedule: February 1, 2018