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The Bureau Of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces The Selection Of The Design Architect For The New U.S. Consulate General In Merida, Mexico

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The Department of State announces the selection of Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington as the design architect for the new U.S. Consulate General project in Merida, Mexico.

The multi-building complex will be situated on an approximately seven acre site in the Via Montejo development and will provide a safe, secure, and modern facility platform for the Consulate community and those it serves.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 149 new diplomatic facilities, with an additional 53 projects now in design or under construction.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, construction execution, and resiliency.

For further information please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov, or visit www.state.gov/obo.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone yesterday and today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The two leaders discussed Mexico’s efforts to address the migrant caravan. The Secretary welcomed the Government of Mexico’s continuing collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and reaffirmed the United States stands ready to assist in these efforts.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings With Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto And Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City. They discussed the caravan of migrants from Central America. The Mexican Government is fully engaged in finding a solution that encourages safe, secure, and orderly migration, and both the United States and Mexico continue to work with Central American governments to address the economic, security, and governance drivers of illegal immigration.

They also discussed U.S.-Mexico cooperation on a range of regional and global issues, including Mexico’s leadership on Venezuela with the Lima Group as well as combatting transnational criminal organizations. Secretary Pompeo expressed appreciation for Mexico’s efforts to complete the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which benefits all three countries.

United States And Mexico To Co-Host Second Prosperity And Security Conference In Central America

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Secretary of Government Alfonso Navarrete, will co-host the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America October 11-12. President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and Vice President Ortiz of El Salvador will participate in the event as part of our joint efforts to strengthen security, prosperity, and governance in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America.

The United States and Mexico will review progress on joint projects to augment the Northern Triangle governments’ efforts in these critical areas and address the drivers of illegal immigration. The United States will discuss progress under the U.S. Strategy for Central America, while El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will highlight their efforts under the Northern Triangle Governments’ Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity.

On Prosperity Day, October 11, hosted at the Department of State, participants will identify steps to further strengthen and expand projects promoting economic opportunity, infrastructure, economic integration, and energy markets. On Security Day, October 12, hosted by the Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. Institute of Peace, participants will discuss security cooperation, stemming the flow of illegal immigration, combating organized crime and gangs, and enhancing regional and citizen security.

The U.S. Government collaborates with the governments of the Northern Triangle to address the underlying conditions driving illegal immigration to the United States. By reducing crime and violence, attacking corruption, disrupting the activities of transnational criminal organizations, and helping these countries provide greater economic opportunity, the United States remains committed to fostering a strong, vibrant, prosperous, and secure Western hemisphere.

The family photo and opening session of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America on Thursday, October 11 at 10:05 a.m. will be open press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 6:15 a.m. from the C Street Lobby Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and Facebook.com/usdosPlease follow @StateDept for more information.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

For further information, please contact the Department of State’s Office of Press Relations on 202-647-2492 or via e-mail at PAPressDuty@state.gov.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The two leaders talked about the significance of the successful conclusion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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