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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.

The Bureau Of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces The Construction Award For New U.S. Consulate General In Nogales, Mexico

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico to B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

This project includes a Consulate building and support buildings for the Consulate community. Ennead Architects of New York, New York is the design architect for the project and Page of Arlington, Virginia is the architect of record.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 148 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 54 projects in design or under construction.

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

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

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Foreign Secretary Videgaray Of Mexico

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Today Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico. They emphasized the importance of continuing to work together through the completion of the Pena Nieto administration on December 1. They reaffirmed their commitment to disrupt transnational criminal organizations and reduce the flow of deadly opioids and other drugs into the United States. They also discussed U.S.-Mexico collaboration with Central American nations to address the drivers of migration and the need to conclude a modernized, rebalanced North American Free Trade Agreement.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With President Pena Nieto Of Mexico

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Today Secretary Pompeo met with the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto at the Mexican presidential palace, Los Pinos, in Mexico City, Mexico. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment to working with Mexico to enhance our shared security by disrupting transnational criminal organizations. The two leaders discussed the need to reach a modernized and rebalanced North American Free Trade Agreement and to continue close bilateral cooperation on counternarcotics and irregular migration. The Secretary also commended President Pena Nieto for his leadership in ensuring an orderly transition period before the December 1 inauguration of the president-elect.

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