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Readout of Secretary Johnson's Meeting with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Gonzalez

Release Date: 
May 4, 2016

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

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sanz to discuss opportunities for bilateral engagement on border security, information sharing, counter-narcotic efforts, and migration flows through Central America.

Secretary Johnson and Foreign Minister Gonzalez discussed opportunities to strengthen law enforcement collaboration and information sharing between the United States and Costa Rica. The Department of Homeland Security and the Government of Costa Rica enjoy robust bilateral law enforcement cooperation and routinely work together to combat transnational organized crime and enhance air, land, and maritime border management and security.

Secretary Johnson also highlighted the importance of engaging regional partners to collectively address illicit migration flows through the Western Hemisphere. He expressed support for Costa Rica’s effort to enforce border controls and reiterated the Department’s commitment to bilateral and regional cooperation to address these migrant flows. Secretary Johnson and Foreign Minister Gonzalez emphasized the strong history of friendly relations between the United States and Costa Rica, a partnership based on mutual respect for democratic freedoms, free trade, and other shared values.

Secretary Johnson'sMeeting with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Gonzalez

Secretary Johnson and Foreign Minister Gonzalez meet to discuss opportunities for bilateral engagement on border security, information sharing, and migration flows through Central America. (DHS Photo/Barry Bahler)

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Last Published Date: May 4, 2016
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