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Secure Trade and Travel Between U.S. and Mexico


Apr 13, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen recently met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico.

During their meeting, Secretary Nielsen and President Peña Nieto discussed their efforts to improve border security through close collaboration. They focused on ways to facilitate more secure trade and travel between the two countries.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, left, shakes hands with Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray in Mexico City, March 26, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, left, shakes hands with Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray in Mexico City, March 26, 2018.

Secretary Nielsen emphasized the Department of Homeland Security's commitment to working with Mexican counterparts to combat transnational crime affecting both the United States and Mexico. She also stressed the importance of the partnership between the United States and Mexico – particularly via intelligence sharing – and thanked the Mexican President for helping to foster a close partnership with the Department during his administration.

Additionally, Secretary Nielsen expressed her commitment to working with President Peña Nieto to ensure the rapid, secure flow of goods between countries and expressed her gratitude for the past five years of strong collaboration between Department of Homeland Security and the Peña Nieto Administration.

The strong relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, and the safe and efficient crossing of goods, is critical to the economic success of both countries. To enhance these, the United States and Mexico entered three agreements to continue cooperation on customs compliance, cargo-pre inspection and UCP programs, and agriculture safeguarding.

The United States is proud to work with its partner Mexico to promote safe, secure, and legitimate travel and trade between our two nations.

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