Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Mexico City, Mexico February 22-23, 2017. He was joined in Mexico by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
During their visit, the two Secretaries met with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto. Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly also met with their Mexican counterparts -- Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong; Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso; Secretary of National Defense General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda; Secretary of the Navy Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz; Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena; and Attorney General Raul Cervantes Andrade -- to discuss the breadth of challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Following these meetings Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly released a joint statement.
“In our meetings, we jointly acknowledged that, in a relationship filled with vibrant colors, two strong sovereign countries from time to time will have differences. We listened closely and carefully to each other as we respectfully and patiently raised our respective concerns.
Our conversations covered the full range of bilateral issues. We reaffirmed our close cooperation on economic and commercial issues such as energy, legal migration, security, education exchanges, and people-to-people ties. We agreed that our two countries should seize the opportunity to modernize and strengthen our trade and energy relationship. ” the joint statement said.
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For more information:
- Read the full joint statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City.
- Read Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Kelly, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, and Mexican Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong statements to the press.
- Learn more about Secretary Tillerson’s travel to Mexico.
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