Policy paper

Guatemalan Foreign Minister visits London to meet UK Ministers

Guatemala’s Foreign Minister, Fernando Carrera, was in London on 30 July to meet with the UK’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the UK Minister for Latin America, Hugo Swire.

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During the two meetings the Ministers discussed a wide range of issues aimed at strengthening relations between the UK and Guatemala.

Mr Hague welcomed Guatemala’s support for the global campaign, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI), and congratulated Mr Carrera for becoming an international “champion” to help promote it. The UK will host an event on PSVI during Ministerial Week of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September that will be a key opportunity to raise wider international awareness about the campaign.

Mr Swire said that “the UK’s relations with Guatemala are in good shape”. He welcomed the Guatemalan Vice President’s participation at the Nutrition for Growth event held in June in London, and the leadership the country has shown through the Zero Hunger Pact. The two Ministers also discussed trade opportunities, including for the UK’s infrastructure sector with the recent announcement of plan to develop a dry corridor between Guatemala’s two coasts.

Published 31 July 2013