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Mexico and the US analyze migration, fentanyl and arms trafficking

Mexican and United States officials held a meeting on Tuesday to advance the immigration issue and strengthen cooperation to combat fentanyl and weapons trafficking.

This was reported by the Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, who assured on the immigration issue that the Mexican government fought for regulated labor mobility.

In this sense, he said that there are one million people in labor mobility in a regulated way and that the arrival of migrants at the southern and northern borders of Mexico has decreased.

On the issue of Fentanyl, he said that it has been agreed upon for greater bilateral cooperation to deal with its smuggling.

He also said that in the meeting it was found that greater coordination has been achieved to determine the flow and identify who is responsible.

In addition, the Foreign Minister stressed that Mexico is making great progress in this matter with the integration of the National Security Laboratory. This is the third meeting between the two countries on fentanyl.

Meanwhile, the President of Mexico informed about the meeting in a message on social networks.

“Joint Meeting on Immigration with Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, White House National Security Adviser; Ambassador Ken Salazar and other public servants of the US government. Special thanks to the governors of Chiapas, Tabasco, Oaxaca and Veracruz. With cooperation for the welfare and humane treatment of migrants, we move forward in the policy of good neighborliness.

In the meeting, which had the participation of the Mexican Security Cabinet and which took place in the National Palace, seat of the executive branch, the actions to be taken in the US Federation to control arms sales were known, Telesur reports.

He reported that 26,000 long weapons were confiscated from organized crime in Mexico between 2020 and 2022.

Ebrard said it was a productive and cordial meeting.

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