Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Presidential Elections in Guatemala

Office of the Spokesperson

August 12, 2019

The United States congratulates Alejandro Giammattei on his election as the next president of Guatemala.  We commend the people of Guatemala for their participation in a successful, free, fair, and transparent election.

The United States shares a deep, historic relationship with Guatemala and looks forward to continuing our close partnership on a number of areas of mutual national interest, including addressing the underlying conditions driving irregular migration.

We encourage both the outgoing and incoming administrations to work closely together to ensure a smooth, democratic transition.