US Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico was delayed on Sunday, after a technical problem forced her plane to return back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, a spokesperson for Harris said.
“Due to a technical issue with the Vice President’s plane, we will be returning to Joint Base Andrews shortly, where the Vice President will switch planes, and then continue on...there is no major safety concern,” spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement.
This is Harris’ first overseas trip since taking office in January.
She is expected to focus on economic development, climate and food insecurity and women’s issues, White House officials say.
She is due to fly to Guatemala on Sunday and fly to Mexico on June 8 where she will spend the day.