The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Shejal Pulivarti:
Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro. During the meeting, Administrator Power and Minister Búcaro discussed USAID’s longstanding commitment to the people of Guatemala and the importance of maintaining and deepening that partnership. Administrator Power highlighted USAID’s continuous efforts to combat food insecurity. Foreign Minister Búcaro thanked Administrator Power for the United States’ critical support for Guatemala’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the two discussed the continuing impact of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. The Administrator reiterated USAID’s support for democratic governance, civic space, and press freedom.