U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Visiting South America
By Dialogo December 10, 2010
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns traveled to Chile on 9 December and will continue on to Argentina and Brazil in order to “expand relations with key regional partners,” according to a statement by the State Department.
In Chile, Burns will meet with Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter to discuss trade issues, nuclear security, and joint projects, the statement explained.
In Argentina, the Under Secretary will meet with Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman as well as with leaders of civil society, also in order to discuss nuclear non-proliferation.
Finally, in Brazil Burns will meet with high-ranking members of the administration that will take office in January, in order to discuss economic initiatives and joint projects with the United States, the statement concluded.