Clinton supports Mexico's anti-drug efforts

17:01, January 25, 2011      

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Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday for discussions on bilateral ties, and she expressed support for Mexico's efforts to combat drug trafficking.

During their meeting, Calderon highlighted the importance of cooperation with the United States in "a spirit of shared responsibility and mutual respect."

Calderon also stressed the importance of "strengthening the coordination of the policies, actions and messages" between the two countries.

Clinton reaffirmed her country's commitment toward strengthening bilateral ties in all areas.

Earlier in the day, Clinton met with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa in the central city of Guanajuato.

After their meeting, Clinton said the U.S. remains committed to collaborating with Mexico in the fight against "criminal organizations."

"It is very hard, but what President Felipe Calderon has done is absolutely necessary," Clinton told a press conference.

She hailed Mexico's efforts to combat drug trafficking which she said deserved U.S. support.

Source: Xinhua

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