Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Central and South America next month, the White House said Thursday.

Pence will travel to Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile and Panama City, Panama from Aug. 13 to 18.

The White House said Pence will meet with leaders from the government and the business community to "reaffirm the president's commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties with the region and continue the administration's support of security cooperation, business engagement, agriculture, and infrastructure development."

"At the president's direction, I'll be traveling to Central and South America later this year, to continue to build on the good work that is being done at this conference," Pence said in Florida on Thursday at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.