Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations | Lao Tribune

Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will convene the second high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts to continue discussion on strategies to disrupt transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) on December 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of State. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will also participate.

Government of Mexico participants will include Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, Secretary of Government Miguel Osorio, and Acting Attorney General Elias Beltran.

This dialogue is a result of commitments Secretary Tillerson and former Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly made at the first such event on May 18, 2017. The dialogue will advance strategic approaches to disrupt the multi-billion-dollar business model of those who profit from illicit drug trafficking and threaten our security.

There will be a camera spray preceding the dialogue and a joint press availability at 10:45 a.m. The participants for the joint press availability will be Deputy Secretary Sullivan, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexican Secretary of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, and Mexican Acting Attorney General Alberto Elias Beltran. The press availability will be open to the press.

Source: U.S. State Department