Senior Trump Administration officials yesterday hosted a meeting at the White House with a delegation of Mexican officials, led by Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The following officials represented the United States: Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, and State Department official Brian Hook. The following officials represented Mexico: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray, Undersecretary for North America Carlos Sada, Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez, Chief of Staff Narciso Campos, and Communications Director Claudia Algorri. Secretary Videgaray also met briefly with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and later met briefly with Vice President Mike Pence.
The meeting furthered the work of both governments over the past year to establish comprehensive agreements on several issues, including economic cooperation and trade, security and law enforcement, energy, regional initiatives, and immigration.
Both delegations look forward to arranging a meeting, in the near future, which will provide President Donald J. Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto with an opportunity to review the progress that has been made and to discuss various open issues to advance relations between the United States and Mexico.