Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, landed this Thursday in Asuncion from Argentina to close her tour of Latin America, focused on the empowerment of women and the regional political situation as a backdrop.
Trump arrived at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport along with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, shortly before 17.00 local time (21.00 GMT), reported from the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The presidential advisor and deputy secretary of state’s agenda will start this Friday at the Government Palace, where they will be received by the president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benitez.
After their arrival, Trump will visit an exhibition of handicrafts located inside the Palace, and then move on to the Presidential Office, where she will spend a few minutes with the president.
At 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT), the U.S. advisor is scheduled to participate in an event on “Global Development Initiative and Women’s Prosperity,” in which Abdo Benitez, Sullivan and the interim executive director of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (in Spanish), David Bohigian, among others, will participate.
The U.S. delegation will then travel to the U.S. Embassy in Asunción to meet with members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (Usaid).
Trump and Sullivan will close their visit with lunch at the presidential residence of Mburuvicha Róga and will leave for Washington at around 14.20 local time (18.20 GMT), according to the tentative agenda provided by the Paraguayan Presidency.
U.S. Ambassador in Paraguay, Lee McClenny, announced on Wednesday that in addition to learning about the projects of Paraguayan entrepreneurs, the U.S. delegation will seek in this visit to increase bilateral trade relations, with special emphasis on the export of beef to the U.S. country.
Other bilateral issues will also be discussed, such as security relations between the two countries or the political positions regarding the crisis of Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela.