• Secretary Jeh Johnson thanked President Peña Nieto for the Mexican government’s collaboration and willingness to arrange meetings with various members of its Cabinet.

• They hailed the fact that there is excellent cooperation in the bilateral agenda on security, and new issues such as education, energy integration and economic competitiveness.

At the official residence of Los Pinos, President Enrique Peña Nieto met this evening with the Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States of America, Jeh Johnson, currently on a working visit to Mexico.

The President of Mexico hailed the relationship of mutual trust and productive cooperation with the government of President Barack Obama.

The President and Secretary Johnson talked about various measures to improve the security and economic competitiveness of the border between the two countries, including the railway crossing between Matamoros and Brownsville, binational airport crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, and the Customs preclearance pilot program to be implemented at airports in the area.

They hailed the fact that there is excellent cooperation in the bilateral agenda on security, and new issues such as education, energy integration and economic competitiveness.

They agreed that these actions are of the utmost importance for strengthening economic integration between the United States and Mexico in the wake of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Secretary Jeh Johnson thanked President Peña Nieto for the Mexican government’s collaboration and willingness to arrange meetings with various members of his Cabinet.

At the meeting, President Peña Nieto was accompanied by Interior Secretary, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Chief Head of the President’s Office, Francisco Guzman Ortiz, and Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Miguel Basañez.

For his part, Secretary Johnson was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission William Duncan, and Secretary for International Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Department of Homeland Security Alan Bersin.