U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will convene a high-level dialogue with their Mexican counterparts on strategies to combat transnational criminal organizations on May 18 at 9:00 a.m., at the Department of State.

Participants from the Government of Mexico will include Foreign Secretary Videgaray, Secretary of Government Osorio, and Center for Investigation and National Security Director General Imaz. Other participants will include Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri, and representatives from additional U.S. government agencies.

The dialogue will identify fresh strategic approaches to disrupt the business model of the multi-billion-dollar transnational criminal organizations that bring drugs into the United States and wreak violence across Mexico. The meeting is a direct result of commitments Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly made during their visit to Mexico City February 22-23, 2017, to continue the productive dialogue between our two countries on security issues.