Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
February 3, 2011

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SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m delighted to welcome Minister Rodas here once again. I had the opportunity to meet with him on several occasions concerning Guatemala and its many challenges. We have a good bilateral relationship and we look forward to assisting the government and people of Guatemala to deal with their security and economic and social inclusion issues that have to be addressed.

FOREIGN MINISTER RODAS: Thank you very much for this opportunity to be here. For us it is very important, this relationship between the United States and Guatemala.

(Via interpreter) I thank you so much. This is a very important visit for us, and I agree with what Secretary Clinton has said. We enjoy an excellent relationship between the United States and Guatemala as partners in areas having to do with political issues, economic issues, the environment, security, and many more. And therefore, it is very important for us to be able to continue this dialogue as we are doing today.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much, Minister.


SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.

PRN: 2011/153