President Laura Chinchilla will be the guest of honor at a reception and dinner May 18 sponsored by the U.,S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce.
The U.S. chamber said that Costa Rica has long been viewed a leader in Central America and plays an influencial role in regional affairs.
The event is at the International Hall of Flags in Washington, D.C. It was rescheduled from mid-April.
Casa Presidencial has not yet announced that the president will be going to the United States, and it is likely that after spending time promoting Costa Rican investments with members of the various chambers she will have meetings with The Organization of American States and U.S. government officials. She likely will be seeking more funds for drug interdiction.