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Western Hemisphere: 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 following the dialogue, both of which will be open press.

For Camera Spray in the Benjamin Franklin Room: Pick-up time for all press: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. For the Press Availability in the Dean Acheson Auditorium: Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. Final access time for writers and still photographers: 10:20 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

The joint press availability will be streamed live on state.gov at 10:45 a.m. EST. Follow on Twitter @StateDept, @StateDeptSpox, and the State Department’s official Spanish-language account, @USAenEspanol.

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