U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
MEXICO CITY — Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Barr met on Thursday with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Mexican secretaries of Foreign Affairs, National Security and the Marine.
The meetings came shortly after President Trump announced that Mexican drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government responded by saying it would not allow interventionism.
López Obrador stated there’s no confrontation between his government and Trump’s. López Obrador says Barr understands that both countries need to be respectful and cooperate.
The officials agreed to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico security cooperation task force created in August to fight organized crime and drug and weapon trafficking.