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DHS Hosted 8th Northern Triangle Ministerial Meeting

Release Date: July 26, 2019

WASHINGTON- On July 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the eighth Meeting of Ministers and Security Secretaries of the Central American Northern Triangle and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary.

Officials from Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras joined DHS Acting Secretary McAleenan and other DHS officials in Washington, D.C. for discussions on continued collaboration to promote a more secure and prosperous region and stem the flow of irregular migration.

During the bilateral meetings, delegates participated in working sessions to discuss a range of issues, such as irregular migration, information sharing, and combatting illicit trafficking and human trafficking networks.

This was the first Northern Triangle ministerial meeting hosted by the U.S. and first one attended by Panama and Costa Rica. The previous meeting was hosted on June 26 by Guatemala in Guatemala City and the next meeting will be hosted by Panama in August.

Last Updated: 01/20/2021
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