Mexico and the UNITED states are discussing joint efforts against drug cartels

Crime were at the top of the agenda as Mexico's president on Thursday met with the UNITED states attorney general. Mexico's president, Other Manuel Lopez Ob

Mexico and the UNITED states are discussing joint efforts against drug cartels

Crime were at the top of the agenda as Mexico's president on Thursday met with the UNITED states attorney general.

Mexico's president, Other Manuel Lopez Obrador, and the USA's attorney general, William Barr, has at a meeting on Thursday discussed strategies to combat cross-border crime between the two neighbouring countries.

the Meeting took place, after the UNITED states' president, Donald Trump, for a week, said that Mexico's drug cartels officially be stamped as a terrorist group.

Shortly after, reported the mexican foreign ministry that it would try to quickly put a high-level meeting with the UNITED states to talk about the threat from narkokartellerne, and whether, in the legal sense to be regarded as a terrorist group.

Earlier in november, the Trump Mexico help to "wage war against the narkokartellerne".

It came to pass after nine persons with dual citizenship in the UNITED states and Mexico had been killed in Mexico.

the Killings were allegedly carried out by a narkokartel.

President Lopez Obrador has called the announcements from Trump as an "interference" in Mexico's internal affairs.

At Thursday's meeting expressed by attorney general William Barr understanding of Obradors position.

- As a lawyer he understands, that according to our constitution we must adhere to the principles of development cooperation and a foreign policy based on "non-intervention", writes Obrador thus, in a tweet after the meeting, according to news agency Reuters.

- In this way we will always be able to cooperate, adding Obrador.

Mexico has always been very firm on, that the violence in the context of the country's so-called narkokrig is a common problem, as a result of the demand for narcotics in the UNITED states and the criminal gangs of illegal import of weapons from the UNITED states.

At the meeting on Thursday discussed the two sides ways to cooperate in the fight against to stop the illegal traffic of weapons and drugs, money laundering and people smuggling, according to an announcement from Mexico's ministry of foreign affairs.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 02:00

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