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Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of The Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong

Release Date: 
December 13, 2012

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

MEXICO CITY—U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong met in Mexico City today to discuss issues related to migration, border security, and trusted traveler programs.

During the meeting, Secretaries Napolitano and Osorio Chong underscored the ongoing partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico, along the shared border, which is critical to both nations’ economic competitiveness and national security.

Secretaries Napolitano and Osorio Chong also reiterated that a strong bi-national relationship is key to ensuring the region's security, facilitating legitimate trade and travel, enhancing information sharing, and continuing efforts to ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain.

Both countries' delegations expressed commitment to continue working together to address threats that cross international borders, as well as to enhance collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking, terrorism and transnational crime, and build upon the strong foundation set forth by the 21st Century border framework.

Mexican delegation participants included: Interior Under Secretary Luis Enrique Miranda Nava; Population, Migration and Religious Issues Under Secretary Paloma Guillén Vicente; Investigation and National Security Center Director General Eugenio Imaz Gispert; Civil Protection General Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa; Governmental Affairs Unit head David Garay Maldonado; and Planning and Institutional Protection Under Secretary Manuel Mondragón y Kalb, who heads the Department of Public Safety.

U.S. delegation participants included: DHS Assistant Secretary of International Affairs Alan Bersin; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar; and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne.

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Last Published Date: December 13, 2012
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