Travel to Panama and Mexico, October 18-19, 2018
Secretary Pompeo traveled to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19.
In Panama City, October 18, the Secretary met with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado to discuss ongoing U.S.-Panama collaboration on regional priorities, including defending democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua, and on issues including counternarcotics, counterterrorism, and illegal migration.
In Mexico City, October 19, the Secretary met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, as well as with Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to cooperating with both the current administration and the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on economic issues, shared security challenges, and reducing illegal immigration.
These meetings advanced priority issues in our bilateral relationships with Panama and Mexico, in support of shared efforts to secure a safer, prosperous, and democratic region.
10/19/18 Remarks to Traveling Press; Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Mexico City International Airport, Mexico
10/19/18 Interview With Greta Van Susteren of Voice of America; Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Mexico City, Mexico
10/19/18 Statements to the Press; Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mexico City, Mexico
10/18/18 Remarks to Traveling Press; Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; ERT Mexico City, Mexico
10/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/17/18 Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Pompeo's Upcoming Travel to Panama and Mexico; Via Teleconference
10/18/18 Public Schedule: October 18, 2018