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Mexico and the U.S. discuss security cooperation

Mexico and the U.S. discuss security cooperation

Mexico City, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and US congressmen discussed security cooperation issues in Mexico City, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.

A press release indicates that the meeting with the legislators of the neighboring country was held yesterday at the Foreign Ministry headquarters where they also discussed border situation, reduction of arms and fentanyl trafficking, as well as the current migratory flows in the region.

The meeting was held within the framework of the Bicentennial Understanding on Security, Public Health and Secure Communities between Mexico and the United States, the statement said.

Foreign Minister Ebrard highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries to address the flow of synthetic drugs and fentanyl northward, as well as the strategic importance of reducing the illicit flow of weapons and ammunition from the United States to Mexico.

Maria de Haas, Mexico’s Director General for Special Affairs, presented the progress and challenges of the binational cooperation to reduce the trafficking of arms and ammunition into Mexico, emphasizing on the needs to strengthen mechanisms for the sharing of information and intelligence in this area.

The U.S. delegation was composed by Stephanie Syptak-Ramnat, Chief of Chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico; Joni Ernst, Senator from Iowa; Katie Britt, Senator from Alabama; Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Representative from Iowa; Darrell Issa, Representative from California; and Randy Feenstra, Representative from Iowa.


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