MEXICO City – The preservation of stability in Mexico after the surge in violence in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, is of great concern to us President Donald trump. This statement was made at a business forum in Cancun by Christopher Landau, the head of the diplomatic mission of this state in the Latin American country.
“On Saturday President Trump wanted to emphasize his support for Mexico, and I also had a very long conversation with the President on Friday after everything that happened in Culiacan, because he is very concerned about the stability of Mexico,” the Ambassador was quoted on his website by the newspaper Milenio. According to Landau, the US wants the neighboring country to be stable and prosperous.
Mexican security forces caught Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of former Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, in Culiacan on October 17. After his detention in the city began fighting between the military and members of the criminal community. At least nine people were killed and more than 20 injured in the clashes. On the same day, the authorities ordered the release of Guzman Lopez, so as not to endanger residents.
According to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Trump during telephone conversations with him last Saturday “expressed solidarity” in connection with the events in Culiacan. According to Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, the parties also agreed to take measures to combat the smuggling of weapons from the United States to the Latin American country.
Mexico is among the main trading partners of the United States. From January to July this year, the volume of trade between the two countries exceeded $ 360 billion.