Pompeo acknowledged progress in the efforts of the Mexican authorities to reduce the flow of migrants to the United States

The foreign Minister of Mexico noted that “does not consider it necessary to start any negotiations” on a possible agreement on those migrants who were denied asylum in a third country.

US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo after talks with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday noted the significant progress made by the authorities of the Latin American country in the fight against illegal migration. This was reported on the website of the government of Mexico.

“The dialogue between the two delegations was held in a warm atmosphere and led to positive results for both countries. In matters of immigration, Mr. Pompeo noted the significant progress made by Mexican operatives by the agreement reached on June 7 in Washington,” the report said.

The US Secretary of state also thanked Marcelo Ebrard for stepping up efforts in the field of immigration control, which led to a reduction in the flow of illegal migrants at the border of the two countries.

“They discussed the joint efforts to end illegal immigration, the status of the [North American trade Treaty] USMCA (Agreement of the United States, Mexico, and Canada) and our joint commitment to promoting opportunities and economic prosperity in southern Mexico. Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Ebrard for intensifying Mexico’s efforts to ensure immigration control, which, according to initial evidence, leads to a reduction in the flow of illegal immigrants arriving at the southern border of the United States”, – said the head of the press service of the state Department Morgan Ortagus.

The foreign Minister of Mexico also noted that “does not consider it necessary to start any negotiations” on a possible agreement on those migrants who were denied asylum in a third country. According to him, measures to regulate the flow of migrants will be in effect for the next 45 days.

The Minister also proposed to the US Secretary of state to resume the repatriation program, which provided support to Mexican citizens repatriated from the US and was suspended in 2018.