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.
.@VP Pence, @SecPompeo, and @SecNielsen pose for a family photo with leaders from #Mexico, #Honduras, #Guatemala, and #ElSalvador at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America. #CentAm2018 pic.twitter.com/pRGsrEpPEy— Department of State (@StateDept) October 11, 2018
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."
.@SecPompeo delivers opening remarks at the 2nd Conference for Prosperity & Security in Central America: “The United States stands with our Central American friends.” #CentAm2018 pic.twitter.com/Lxciuh3Yro— Department of State (@StateDept) October 11, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence discussed the United States’ commitment to strengthening our partnership with our Latin American allies in the Northern Triangle.
In this Hemisphere of Freedom, as our Nation prospers and your Nations prosper, we will stem the tide of this migration crisis. We will confront those who do us harm through drug trafficking and gang violence. And we will create greater opportunity and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/2dNpweb9nn— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 11, 2018
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.
This morning, @SecNielsen kicked off day two of #CentAm2018, focusing on security. The US, Canada, and Mexico are continuing to work with our Northern Triangle neighbors to strengthen their #economy and effectively combat the criminal networks. pic.twitter.com/5Oog0GibaI— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) October 12, 2018
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