Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to San Jose, Costa Rica and San Salvador, El Salvador

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 5, 2016


Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica and San Salvador, El Salvador, July 5 - 8.

In San Jose on July 5 - 6, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will meet with senior Costa Rican officials. She will also meet with representatives from non-governmental organizations that work on maritime, wildlife, and tropical forest conservation issues.

In San Salvador on July 7 – 8, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will serve as the United States representative at the Tenth Meeting of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) Environmental Affairs Council (EAC). During the EAC public session, she will participate in a Ministerial Panel along with the other Council members from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The panel will focus on environmental achievements in the region since entry into force of the CAFTA-DR and on remaining challenges.

This meeting of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council celebrates 10 years of environmental cooperation between CAFTA-DR countries.

Follow the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on Twitter @StateDeptOES for updates on Acting Assistant Secretary Garber’s trip. For further information, contact Victoria Peabody (PeabodyVW@state.gov).