U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2019
Deputy Secretary Sullivan and White House Advisor Ivanka Trump Travel to
Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay for W-GDP Initiative
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay September 3-6. This trip will further strengthen U.S. partnerships in the region on women’s economic empowerment in support of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Advisor Ivanka Trump will engage with senior government officials and civil society stakeholders in all three countries. In events with the Department of Defense, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the Peace Corps, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Advisor Ivanka Trump will underscore the United States’ whole-of-government support for women’s economic and political integration and empowerment.
The Deputy Secretary will also further relations on counter narcotics and citizen security, the crisis in Venezuela, and expanding economic opportunity.
Follow Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s travel via @StateDept on Twitter and Advisor Ivanka Trump via @IvankaTrump. For more information visit Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. Go to the Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos, and stay connected at DipNote.