Ambassador Wayne and SEGOB Secretary Osorio Chong Discuss Security Collaboration, Migration

Ambassador Wayne and SEGOB Secretary Osorio Chong Discuss Security Collaboration, Migration

Mexico City, July 1, 2014– As part of ongoing consultations, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne met with SEGOB Secretary Osorio Chong on July 1 to discuss U.S.-Mexico security collaboration including migration, the Merida Initiative, and law enforcement cooperation.  Ambassador Wayne described his recent trips to both the northern and southern borders to better understand the situation facing unaccompanied children migrating to the United States, and discussed possible options for protecting these children.

Secretary Osorio Chong and the Ambassador agreed that Mexico and the United States must continue their close collaboration on finding solutions to these issues even as they work to deepen cooperation with the countries of Central America.  Ambassador Wayne and Secretary Osorio Chong also discussed the excellent collaboration between the two countries on the Merida Initiative and ongoing U.S.-Mexico security and law enforcement cooperation.