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Asylum deal at the fore as Guatemalan president visits White House
Sofia Menchu

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, and sources said he may sign an agreement declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers.

Morales will visit President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, and “meet with U.S. Government officials to address security, migration and economic issues,” the Guatemalan government said in a statement on Twitter on Thursday.

A U.S. government source briefed on the matter and a Guatemalan presidential source, speaking on condition of anonymity, both said Morales may sign the asylum agreement with Trump on Monday. Both emphasized that some details were still being finalized, after weeks of intense negotiation.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-usa/asylum-deal-at-the-fore-as-guatemalan-president-visits-white-house-idUSKCN1U6299


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