Guatemala’s president Morales to visit Washington amid asylum negotiations

FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales gestures after a meeting with acting Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, unseen in Guatemala City, Guatemala May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week, his spokesman said on Thursday, following weeks of intense negotiations aimed at declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers.

Spokesman Alfredo Brito said Morales will travel on Monday. Brito said he did not yet know more details of the president’s agenda during the trip.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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