US and Mexico address irregular migration and drug trafficking issues in High-Level Security Dialogue

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United States(US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Mexico Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena discussed the problems of irregular migrants and drug trafficking at the 'High-Level Security Dialogue' meeting at the National Palace in the capital Mexico City.

US and Mexico address irregular migration and drug trafficking issues in High-Level Security Dialogue

United States(US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Mexico Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena discussed the problems of irregular migrants and drug trafficking at the 'High-Level Security Dialogue' meeting at the National Palace in the capital Mexico City.

Mexican media reported that the parties discussed a series of issues to "combat fentanyl trafficking and control the flow of irregular migrants".

In his speech here, Barcena emphasized his country's determination in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking and asked the US to prevent the delivery of illegal weapons to drug traffickers.

"We see with optimism that the US is addressing this issue (drug problem) from a consumption perspective and as a public health issue," Stating that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador instructed them in the fight against fentanyl trafficking, Barcena emphasized,

Barcena reminded Mexico's commitment to creating a common and strong space between the two nations, underlining that Mexico is the first trading partner of the United States.

"ARMS AND MIGRANT SMUGGLING BRING TRAGEDIES"

"Arms and migrant trafficking brings tragedies and human losses are increasing. For this reason, it is important that we work together," Barcena noted.

Attorney General Merrick Garland, US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, White House Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall, Undersecretary for International Narcotics Affairs Todd Robinson, Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols and US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar also attended the meeting.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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