Review of Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Latin America and the Caribbean

Francisco Palmieri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
The Washington Foreign Press Center
Washington, DC
February 9, 2018
MODERATOR: Welcome, everybody. We’re going to get started. We have about 30 minutes for this briefing, so I don’t want to waste any time. I would like to welcome Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Francisco Palmieri back to the Foreign Press Center. He’s here to discuss a review of Secretary Tillerson’s recent trip to Latin America and the Caribbean, and also to discuss issues of strategic importance in the Western Hemisphere. And with that he’ll make opening remarks, and then we’ll open it for questions.