Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 3, 2012

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will travel to Peru and Argentina from February 5 - 11. The purpose of her trip is to meet with government, business, and civil society members in these key regional partners.

In both countries, Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson will meet with senior officials to discuss issues of mutual interest, including bilateral cooperation and regional concerns. She will also meet with political and civil society leaders. Jacobson will highlight with government and university officials in both countries President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas goal to increase international study between the United States and Latin America. In Peru, Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson will discuss important issues such as socially inclusive economic growth and counternarcotics cooperation. In Argentina, she will meet government officials, as well as with representatives from U.S. companies doing business in Argentina, and civil society leaders. Her visit will also highlight cooperation between our national parks services.

To get updates on Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson’s trip, follow her on Twitter @WHAAsstSecty.

PRN: 2012/172