June 13, 2014

Readout Of Kaine's Meeting With Honduran President Hernandez

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and visiting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez agreed on the need for joint efforts to tackle Honduras’s pressing development and security challenges.  They discussed the importance of appropriate U.S. assistance to counternarcotics and security programs, and acknowledged that American drug consumption contributes to Honduran insecurity. They also discussed the current humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States and Honduran diplomats’ efforts to help coordinate U.S. humanitarian assistance on the ground.  The two also reviewed the U.S.-Honduran dialogue on human rights, and discussed the need to protect journalists.