Anthony Blinken visited Mexico after France to improve relations


US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has met with Mexico’s foreign minister. Blinken, who returned from France, joined US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorca and Attorney General Merrick Garland in Mexico City to hold a high-level security dialogue between the two countries.

The meetings from the Mexican side will be attended by the country’s first diplomat Marcelo Ebrard and the heads of the defense and security services.

Ebrard said earlier in the week that Mexico was urging the United States to expedite extradition cases, stop the flow of illegal weapons from the United States to Mexico, and more effectively investigate money laundering by organized crime groups.

The U.S. side is urging Mexico to do more to curb the smuggling of drugs across the border.