Mexico City, Mexico — U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, has met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico City. The pair discussed ongoing cooperation to strengthen North American prosperity and security, further implement commitments made at the U.S-Mexico High-Level Economic and Security Dialogues, and set the stage for the North American Leaders’ Summit.
They spoke about efforts to strengthen North American supply chains and deepen collaboration to address the global synthetic drug threat. Deputy Secretary Sherman welcomed Mexico’s partnership at the United Nations to support stabilization efforts in Haiti.
The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Secretary discussed ongoing collaboration to manage migration and provide protection to migrants throughout our hemisphere. They also talked about security, economic development, migration and regional issues, as well as events to be held in the next celebration of 200 years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States.
During their meeting, Foreign Minister Ebrard emphasized the importance of reducing arms trafficking to Mexico at the bilateral level in order to continue the downward trend in violence in the country.
Undersecretary Wendy Sherman expressed greetings from Secretary Antony Blinken and added that the Department of State celebrates being allies of Mexico, especially because the great relationship between the two countries fosters better jobs, prosperity and security for the peoples of North America.
Undersecretary Sherman agreed with Foreign Minister Ebrard’s vision of a new approach to migration between Mexico and the United States that seeks to open other channels for more humane mobility in North America.
The two delegations agreed to continue the work of the High-Level Economic Dialogue to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the CHIPS and Science Act and the United States Inflation Reduction Act, as well as to work together with the private sector to strengthen the supply chains of semiconductors, medical equipment and electromobility.