President Barack Obama will travel to three countries in Latin America later this month, demonstrating his commitment to mutual partnership, respect for human rights and democratic institutions, and co-responsibility in our country's relations with our neighbors.
Accompanied by First lady Michelle Obama, the President will meet with the leaders of Brazil, Chile and El Salvador to discuss a broad range of issues, including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade, energy and security cooperation and other issues of regional and global concern.
The United States has a vital stake in the hemisphere's prosperity. That’s why we are joining with other nations in a series of initiatives based on shared interests, common values and mutual respect. Through working together as equal partners, we will develop more effective and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the region.
The U.S. agenda in the Western Hemisphere is inclusive and seeks to focus on common interests to enhance relations. We remain committed to core U.S. foreign policy priorities, including ensuring respect for human and fundamental freedoms, including media freedom, and strong democratic institutions. The President's trip recognizes that Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and other nations in Latin America are our valued partners in pursuing the realization of these.