The Government of the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated the Regional Meeting on the Reintegration of Migrant People, which seeks to provide a technical space for the exchange of experiences on programs and projects related to return migration and the reincorporation of mobile populations.
The Ambassador of the United States, Jean Elizabeth Manes, expressed support for the issue of the reintegration of migrants: “We work to address the causes of irregular migration, which the three countries of the Northern Triangle have clearly identified in the Alliance for Prosperity to reach the prosperity goals of security and good governance”.
For her part, Barbara Feinstein, Deputy Assistant Administrator within USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, showed optimism about the work that the countries are doing together: “The Government of the United States shares the vision of the Alliance for Prosperity for the countries of the Northern Triangle, of having a more prosperous and secure Central American region. I am optimistic that by working together we can find solutions to the problems facing the region and make that vision a reality. “
The Minister of Security, Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde, said “69% continue to express that the reason for migrating was due to economic reasons”, while the IOM’s Chief of Mission in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy said “This meeting gives the possibility of providing opportunities, opening spaces, and offering the tools people need to improve their lives “.
In addition, the diplomatic corps was present along with representatives of other operating agencies and officials from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru.