A bilateral meeting with the United States on security matters was held today at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting was attended by the Secretaries of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard; Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo; and Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán for the Navy. Attorney General William Barr and Ambassador Christopher Landau led the U.S. delegation. Prior to this meeting, they held a meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with the participation of the Defense Secretary, General Luis Crescencio Sandoval González.
The officials exchanged views and held a cordial and respectful discussion about their security priorities. Among other issues, they discussed cooperation in arms trafficking, money laundering, international drug trafficking and how to work together on transnational crime and international drug trafficking.
They agreed to strengthen the US-Mexico High-level Security Group (Ganseg), created on August 27, in order to combat organized crime and cross-border crime. Both governments will monitor the results through Ganseg.