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Jeremy Browne visits Guatemala

Minister Jeremy Browne MP, FCO Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, will be visiting Guatemala on 26 November. It is his first trip to the country, and the first by a UK Minister since April 2008.

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Jeremy Browne will visit Guatemala City

Minister Browne will have bilateral meetings with Foreign Minister Haroldo Rodas and Vice Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales, and the Head of CICIG (the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala) Francisco Dall’Anese. He will also attend a trade event to launch the new Mini car in the country, and a meeting with young Guatemalans to discuss and support the “Rompe el Ciclo - break the cycle” domestic violence campaign.

Speaking ahead of his visit, Minister Browne said:

“Just two weeks ago, the UK Foreign Secretary made it clear that now is the time for Britain to think afresh about Latin America. I am looking forward to demonstrating the new UK government’s desire to strengthen relations with Guatemala, through my visit today. I am keen to promote trade and education opportunities between our countries, and to discuss shared priorities, such as human rights, including our concern about the death penalty, tackling violence and organised crime, and the impact of climate change with the Guatemalan government.”

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Published 24 November 2010