Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 8, 2016


Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil April 11-18.

In Colombia April 11-13, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will meet with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense in Bogota to discuss U.S. - Colombia security cooperation. She will also travel to Medellin, where she will visit a Colombian demining project working to safely clear landmines and unexploded ordnance.

In Ecuador April 13-14, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will consult with senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Quito on international security and nonproliferation issues, peacekeeping, and security cooperation. She will also deliver remarks on nuclear security and nonproliferation at the University of San Francisco Quito.

In Argentina April 14-15, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will build on President Obama’s recent visit to discuss peacekeeping, security cooperation and nonproliferation with officials from the Office of the President, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense in Buenos Ares.

In Brazil April 18, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will meet with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense in Brasilia for discussions on expanding our longstanding partnerships on peacekeeping, defense trade, arms control, nonproliferation and security cooperation.

For updates, follow Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller on Twitter: @Gottemoeller.

For more information on the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, visit 2009-2017.state.gov/t.