US's Pompeo to visit Panama, Mexico to discuss Venezuela, other issues

by Reuters
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:54 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Panama and Mexico this week to meet with top leaders and discuss "defending democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua," among other regional issues, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday.

Pompeo will meet with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Panama City on Thursday and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday, among other top officials, the department said, adding that immigration, narcotic drugs and terrorism will also be discussed. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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