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Readout Of Secretary Napolitano’s Meetings With Mexican Senator Beltrones And Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu

Secretary Napolitan and members of the Mexican Government

Readout Of Secretary Napolitano’s Meetings With Mexican Senator Beltrones And Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu

Mexico City, December 14, 2012 — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and members of her delegation today met with Congressman Manlio Fabio Beltrones, majority leader of PRI in the Chamber of Deputies, and Mexican Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu to discuss bilateral efforts to facilitate legitimate trade, travel, and tourism, which is critical to both nations’ economic competitiveness and  national security.

Secretary Napolitano and Congressman Beltrones highlighted the ongoing U.S.-Mexico cooperation to continue to build upon collaborative efforts and share best practices related to border security.

Secretaries Napolitano and Ruiz Massieu discussed the benefits to commerce, educational exchanges, and tourism, of traveler programs such as Global Entry and Viajeros Confiables, which facilitate legitimate trade and travel across the border and ensure a safer, more resilient global supply chain. The Secretaries noted that the promotion of tourism will play a critical role in ensuring economic stability for both countries.

Secretary Napolitano’s delegation included DHS Assistant Secretary of International Affairs Alan Bersin; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar; and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne. For more information, please visit www.dhs.gov.