US, Mexico agree to work together on bilateral security

Mexico City, Feb 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met his Mexican counterpart, Luis Videgaray and they agreed to continue cooperation on bilateral security.

During a brief visit to Mexico in a five-country tour of the region, Tillerson discussed regional topics with Videgaray, including development in Central America.

“Foreign Minister Videgaray reiterated the shared commitment which Mexico and the US have to promote a prosperous and competition region,” said the Mexican foreign ministry in a statement on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The US and Mexican officials agreed to continue bilateral dialogue, while strengthening cooperation mechanisms for security, immigration and competitiveness.

Despite being by far Mexico’s main trading partner, the US has insisted that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which both countries are in with Canada, should be renegotiated.

Between January and November 2017, bilateral trade between the US and Mexico was greater than $470 billion, according to official figures.

Tillerson will leave Mexico on Friday afternoon to continue a tour to Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica, where he will complete his trip on February 7.

–IANS

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