Washington, Oct. 10 (Notimex).- High representatives of the United States and Mexico will host here the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America from October 11 to 12, the State Department reported today.
"The United States and Mexico will review the progress of joint projects to increase the efforts of Northern Triangle governments in these critical areas and address the factors that drive illegal immigration," it said.
The forum will be headed by Vice President Michael R. Pence, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of National Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Luis Videgaray and the Minister of the Interior, Alfonso Navarrete.
The presidents of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales and the vice president of El Salvador, Oscar Ortiz, also will participate.
On the first day, dedicated to prosperity, on October 11, at the State Department, participants will identify steps to strengthen and expand projects that promote economic opportunities, infrastructure, economic integration and energy markets, " it said.
On the second day of security, on October 12, they will discuss security cooperation, how to stop the flow of illegal immigration, fight organized crime and gangs, as well as improve regional and citizen security.
The United States noted that it collaborates with Northern Triangle governments to address the underlying conditions that drive illegal immigration to the United States.
"By reducing crime and violence, attacking corruption, dismantling the activities of transnational criminal organizations and helping these countries provide greater economic opportunities, the United States remains committed to fostering a strong, vibrant, prosperous and safe Western Hemisphere," it finished