Secretary Pompeo traveled to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19.
In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary met with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado. The leaders discussed discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua, and on issues including counternarcotics, counterterrorism, and illegal migration.
Great seeing President @JC_Varela & VP/FM @IsabelStMalo of #Panama today. They’re leading the efforts on critical regional security matters, such as fighting drugs and illegal immigration. I thanked them for their advocacy for the people of #Venezuela @StateDept @USEmbPAN pic.twitter.com/30NBS5cknc— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 19, 2018
.@SecPompeo met with President @JC_Varela & VP & FM @IsabelStMalo in Panama City to reaffirm longstanding U.S.-#Panama partnership. The Secretary expressed appreciation for Panama’s leadership on important regional security matters incl. counter-narcotics & illegal immigration. pic.twitter.com/umup5GCaWV— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 19, 2018
In Mexico City, October 19, the Secretary met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, as well as with Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon.
¡Bienvenido de regreso a México @SecPompeo! Llega de Panamá donde dialogó con autoridades sobre la defensa de la democracia en #Venezuela y #Nicaragua, y sobre la lucha contra narcóticos, terrorismo y migración ilegal. #PompeoEnMéxico pic.twitter.com/g1HScvTISl— Embajada EU en Mex (@USEmbassyMEX) October 19, 2018
El Secretario de @SRE_mx @LVidegaray recibió en la cancillería al @SecPompeo de @StateDept para dialogar sobre temas importantes de la relación bilateral. #PompeoEnMéxico #SociosVecinosFamilia pic.twitter.com/1qmNicgnCK— Embajada EU en Mex (@USEmbassyMEX) October 19, 2018
Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to cooperating with both the current administration and the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on economic issues, shared security challenges, and reducing illegal immigration.
These meetings advanced priority issues in our bilateral relationships with Panama and Mexico, in support of shared efforts to secure a safer, prosperous, and democratic region.
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