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Readout of U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr’s Visit to Mexico: January 15-17

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Today, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr concluded his second trip to Mexico City. The Attorney General participated in high-level meetings regarding joint counter-narcotic efforts as well as efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and the trafficking of arms and drugs.

The Attorney General reiterated the United States’ commitment to protecting U.S. and Mexican citizens and leaders from both countries reaffirmed their commitment to bilateral law enforcement cooperation. 

To that end, leaders from both countries agreed to a joint meeting in February between key U.S. Attorneys' offices and their Mexican counterparts. 

Together with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau, the Attorney General met with Mexico’s Attorney General Alejandro Gertz, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, Defense Secretary General Luis Crescencio Sandoval, Navy Secretary Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Duran, and Security Undersecretrary Ricardo Mejía Berdeja.

Updated January 17, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-56