Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan: "Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the importance of working together to disrupt transnational criminal organizations.

"The Deputy Secretary recognized Mexico’s leadership in coordinating diplomatic efforts on Venezuela in the Lima Group process and at the Organization of American States. The two leaders also discussed the need to continue working together to advance prosperity and improve security in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

"Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked the Government of Mexico for our close coordination on shared priorities. The Deputy also emphasized the importance of concluding a NAFTA deal."