Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray will travel to Miami, Florida today for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, convened by the Mexican and U.S. governments.
The conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 15-16, and will bring together Secretaries and Heads of State, in addition to the heads of international organizations and business leaders from the United States, Mexico, Central America and other countries.
In addition to Foreign Secretary Videgaray, Mexico will be represented by Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Finance Secretary José Antonio Meade. The United States will be represented by Vice President Michael Pence; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly; and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, among other senior officials.
The Northern Triangle countries of Central America will be represented by the Presidents of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; and the Vice President of El Salvador, Óscar Ortiz.
The conference participants will talk about the opportunities for economic development in Central America—in particular El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—as well as strategies to improve regional security.
The conference fulfills one of the 10 goals announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto on January 23 as part of the bilateral relationship with the United States: making development in the hemisphere a shared responsibility and ensuring that both countries clearly commit to working together to promote development in Central America.
Mexico reaffirms its support for progress in the region and takes priority actions to ensure the prosperity of the countries of the Northern Triangle. The joint work carried out by our country and the United States is a reflection of the good relationship between our governments and of the values we share.