During the one-hour meeting with his counterpart Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico City, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged the importance of the US relationship with Mexico and highlighted the progress made by Mexico on the theme of migration.
At the end of this meeting described as cordial and positive, it is both the satisfaction and the relief that prevails on the Mexican side. Mike Pompeo acknowledged that President Lopez Obrador's government's efforts in the area of migration have paid off. According to the US Secretary of State, they have reduced and controlled the flow of Central American migrants.
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With these results, Marcelo Ebrard announced that Mexico's operations on its southern border would continue for at least the next 45 days. But that he did not see the need to start negotiations with Washington for Mexico to become a "safe third country", forcing it to grant migrants the right to asylum denied by the United States.
Mexico also took advantage of this meeting to ask the US authorities, on the one hand, the establishment of operations on their common border to curb the trafficking of arms entering Mexico. And on the other hand, the formation of a binational group responsible for recovering the property of drug trafficker El Chapo Guzman, who has just been sentenced to life in the United States and whose assets are estimated by the US justice to twelve billion euros. dollars!