U.S. and Mexico Co-Host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

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Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen pose for a photo with leaders from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America.
Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen pose for a photo with leaders from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America.

U.S. and Mexico Co-Host Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

On October 11, Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, co-hosted the second Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, at the Department of State. The United States and Mexico reviewed progress on joint projects to augment the Northern Triangle governments’ efforts in these critical areas and address the drivers of illegal immigration.

In remarks  at the conference, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "We must all work together to secure our borders, protect our citizens, and increase opportunities for legitimate businesses to invest in the region...we know that if our partners in Central America are stronger, the United States will be stronger as well."

Vice President Mike Pence discussed the United States’ commitment to strengthening our partnership with our Latin American allies in the Northern Triangle.

On October 12, on Security Day, hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, participants reconvened to discuss security cooperation, stemming the flow of illegal immigration, combating organized crime and gangs, and enhancing regional and citizen security.

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