Mexico, Colombia agree on more co-op on security

17:27, October 27, 2010      

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon Tuesday agreed to reinforce cooperation on security issues.

Both presidents "agreed to strengthen regional and bilateral cooperation on security, and to create a united front against drug trafficking and organized crime," the Mexican president's office said in a statement.

In the last years, Colombia and Mexico have enforced common strategies to confront the actions of domestic and international drug cartels.

The statement said, Santos and Calderon, who attended the 12th Dialogue and Agreement Mechanisms of Tuxtla Presidential Summit (Tuxtla Group Summit), "agreed to attach more importance to this Mechanism (...) and to reinforce the commercial ties among the countries of the region to generate more prosperity and development."

The Summit was attended by some 10 countries including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and others.

The summit aimed to boost cooperation, development and integration efforts among the Latin American nations.

The Tuxtal Group was created in the 1970s by Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, during a meeting in Tuxtla Gutierrez city in the southeast of Mexico.

Source: Xinhua


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