Washington D.C., 14 October 2022 (TDI): The Secretary of State of the USA, Antony Blinken, co-led the second meeting of the US-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue, which was held to discuss the implementation of the US-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities.

The Secretary of State, US Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas were present to welcome their Mexican counterparts. This second security dialogue meeting was conducted to assess the progress made on the goals discussed under the Bicentennial Framework.

Bicentennial Framework

Mexico and the US will celebrate 200 years of bilateral relations in December 2022. Both states have strong ties and remain valuable partners.

The US-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for security, public health, and safe communities was signed in October 2021 at the first high-level security dialogue.

The framework guides the bilateral security cooperation between the United States and Mexico.

The main element of the framework is the safety of the citizens of both countries by international laws.

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This goal of protecting citizens seeks to build sustainable and safe communities for people of both nations. The protection of human rights is one of the priorities in this regard. The justice system efficiency is also focused through this partnership.

The prevention of transborder crimes is also discussed under the framework. Both states seek to diminish the capacity of criminal organizations involved in trafficking arms, drugs, and people.

In addition, it includes the disruption of the financial networks of transnational criminal organizations. The purpose of this is to help reduce the ability of criminal groups to benefit from their illegal activities.

Both states have made considerable investments in achieving these goals. The United States and Mexico reaffirm their commitment to enhancing their cooperation for the region’s security.

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