Mingob Authorities Met With U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

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by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN- The Minister of the Interior, Francisco Jiménez, and the Vice Minister of Antinarcotics, Werner Ovalle, met virtually with the Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States, Alejandro Mayorkas, to address security issues of interest for both nations.

During the meeting, the minister of the interior and his team addressed international cooperation, border security, human rights, and migration.

Guatemala and the United States have consistently worked as partners to manage regional challenges.

Guatemala is a key ally

Alejandro Mayorkas, through his social networks, highlighted the strategic importance of Guatemala in the regional fight against problems such as human and drug trafficking, irregular migration, corruption, and port security.

Secretary Mayorkas stated, “Guatemala is a key partner in our regional battle. I had an excellent meeting with Guatemala’s new Minister of the Interior, Francisco Jiménez, about our work together in these efforts.”

In response, Minister Jiménez posted, “I reiterate our commitment, @SecMayorkas, to continue working together against the risks and threats that affect our region. We will be prepared for your visit in the near future.“. 

Productive Dialogue

 They discussed in-depth strategies to strengthen bilateral cooperation and focused on respect for human rights as a central issue. Both countries reaffirmed their commitment to full respect for fundamental rights, promoting fairer and more inclusive societies.

The messages from the officials show that social networks have become a crucial means of highlighting the importance of these meetings. At the same time, they demonstrate the commitment between nations to find solutions to regional security challenges.

The closeness of the U.S. and Guatemalan authorities is evident with the arrival of President Bernardo Arévalo and Vice President Karin Herrera to the Executive Branch due to the anti-corruption approach and the willingness to address the problems affecting the people of Guatemala.

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