Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel April 10-14 to New Orleans, Louisiana; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Her visits to the Dominican Republic and Argentina highlight strong bilateral relationships with key partners while promoting our shared interests in advancing democracy, prosperity and security in our hemisphere.
In the Dominican Republic, Under Secretary Sherman will meet with President Luis Abinader, Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez and other senior officials.
Her meetings will reinforce our strong and enduring bilateral ties on a wide range of issues, including the urgent situation in Haiti. The Under Secretary will also meet with members of Dominican civil society, including graduates of the U.S. Government’s scholarship and leadership programs.
Her visit follows that of Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Chris Dodd, who participated in the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit on March 25 as a guest of President Abinader.
In Buenos Aires, the Undersecretary will join Argentina in celebrating the 40th anniversary of its return to democracy and 200 years of diplomatic relations with the United States. She will meet with Foreign Minister Cafiero, Economy Minister Massa, Energy Secretary Royón and Mining Secretary Ávila to discuss our shared vision of economic prosperity in the Americas and our strong bilateral partnership.
During his visit, he will meet with members of the Jewish Community Center of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, visit historic memorial sites, meet with labor leaders and participate in meetings with the private sector.
He will also give a speech on democracy in the Western Hemisphere at the University of Buenos Aires. Sherman’s visit follows President Biden’s March 29 meeting with President Alberto Fernandez in Washington, DC.
Her visit to the city of New Orleans will further the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible State Department.
In New Orleans, Under Secretary Sherman will meet with local officials, students and community leaders to learn their perspectives on how to craft a more innovative and inclusive U.S. foreign policy.
At Dillard University, she will encourage students to pursue careers in foreign affairs while highlighting the State Department’s deepening partnerships with African-American universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions.