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Mexico and the US meet to discuss security agenda

Mexico City, Mexico — Representatives of the governments of Mexico and the United States met at the Foreign Ministry to address the bilateral agenda on security, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) and the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) reported in a joint statement.

Roberto Velasco, head of the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) North America unit and Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, undersecretary of Public Security met with Amanda Liskamm, deputy assistant attorney general of the United States and Calvin Shivers deputy director of the FBI.

“The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the work to jointly face, and from mutual respect, the challenges in terms of security, specifically those related to the collaboration between Mexico and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” the text states.

Officials from both countries discussed the general vision of cooperation in security matters as well as strategies to reduce violence and illicit arms trafficking.

After the meeting, the representatives of Mexico and the United States agreed to advance a “strategy that prioritizes the reduction of violence and the number of homicides in our country through bilateral collaboration.”

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