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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray, Mexico Secretary of Interior Osario Chong, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Salvadorian Vice President Oscar Ortiz, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, and Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno participated in a closed-door roundtable discussion while at the Conference on Prosperity and Security.
The closed session allowed the high-level government participants to exchange views on the region in a private setting and discuss in more details the themes addressed during the two day conference. The leaders further underscored the U.S.-Mexico partnership on efforts to improve economic and regional security, and the continued support for Central America.
The governments of the Northern Triangle demonstrated their strong commitment to promoting sustainable economic growth and improving security and governance. A prosperous, secure Northern Triangle enables the people who call Central America home to remain and contribute to their countries’ economy and security while reducing illegal immigration to the U.S. and Mexico.
The Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America brings together business and government leaders from the United States, Mexico, Central America, and other countries to address the economic, security, and governance challenges in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.