Agree on Security Cooperation, US-Mexico Relations Enter New Chapter

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a new security framework between the US and Mexico now being drafted “marks the beginning of a new chapter” in security cooperation between the two countries.

During his first visit to Mexico as the top US diplomat, Blinken on Friday (8/10) said that “it is time for a comprehensive new approach to security cooperation between the two countries, cooperation that makes us equal partners in setting priorities.” We together.”

Speaking to reporters in Mexico City at a joint press conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Blinken said the security framework developed would cover a wider range of issues than immigration and border security to address “the main causes of the security challenges that pose a security challenge.” we face,” including inequality, public health, and economic factors.

Ebrard said the initiative, called the US–Mexico Two-Century Framework for Security, Public Health, and Welfare Communities, “is not just an ordinary cooperative agreement, it is a security alliance. An alliance that has a different level of quality from a cooperative agreement.” (jm/rs)

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