President Trump will make his first visit as president to Latin America next month, the White House announced Saturday.
Trump is set to travel to Peru and Colombia on a tour that will include a multi-country summit, bilateral meetings and cultural events, according to the White House.
On his first stop in Lima, Peru, the president will join other leaders in the Western Hemisphere for the Summit of the Americas. In addition to attending the summit, he will also meet with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
He will then travel to Colombia, where he will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos.
“This travel demonstrates the President’s resolve to deepen our historical ties with our partners in the region and to strengthen our joint commitment to improve security and prosperity for the people of the Americas,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Sanders also said the president looks forward to meeting with allies who “share our values and believe that the promise of a safe and prosperous future rests in strong democracies, fair and reciprocal trade, and secure borders.”
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SOURCE: ABC News, Jordyn Phelps