The last President to visit Costa Rica was Bill Clinton during his tenure in 1997.
The U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Costa Rica the first week of May, in the framework of the Summit of the System of Central American Integration (SICA), where they will discuss issues related to the promotion of economic growth and regional cooperation on the issue of public safety.
Obama not only will visit Costa Rica, but that this responds to a tour of several Latin American countries, including Mexico, country that will visit prior to play Costa Rican soil. Also at the Summit of SICA will participate the Presidents of Central America.
During your visit, Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, who mentioned that “for Costa Rica will always be an honor to receive President Obama” and recalled that “on several occasions have signaled our interest because it is through this visit, reason that since the possibility was opened have put us in contact with other Presidents in the region to ensure that it will be a success”.
The official visit by Obama was confirmed directly from the White House in Washington, DC and is planned for 3 days and 4 may, it was reported also that during these visits is intended to the President to strengthen relations with the isthmus.
For his part, Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo, said that the visit of Obama represents a recognition of the leadership of the country and President Laura Chinchilla” in the region.
The last time President Laura Chinchilla met Barack Obama was at the Summit of the Americas, almost a year ago, in the month of April 2012.
The first American President to visit Costa Rica was John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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