Officials from Mexico and the United States will meet in Washington in April to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fight against fentanyl and arms trafficking between the two countries, says Mexico’s Foreign Secretary.
“I had a phone conversation with Secretary Antony Blinken about our upcoming Bicentennial Accord meeting in Washington. The main topic is anti-fentanyl and gun cooperation between the two countries,” Ebrard tweeted Tuesday.
A day earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico said in a statement citing the foreign minister, “in April there will be a meeting in Washington between the two security cabinets of both countries to identify additional steps in cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking fentanyl and guns.”
In the same statement, Mexico said that there is no documentation that fentanyl is produced in the country, but that the chemical precursors arrive in Mexico from other countries where they are later processed.
“The national security authorities have no record of fentanyl production in Mexico, but they locate our country as a trafficking area for this opioid and its precursors, which come mainly from Asia,” the statement read.