Remarks With Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa Before Their Meeting
Secretary of State
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SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, this is a particular delight for me to welcome back a friend and a colleague of great distinction. The minister and I have closely collaborated together for the entire time that I have been Secretary of State. And I want to thank her and thank the Government of Mexico for the very important work we are doing together between our two countries and also for Mexico’s leadership on so many regional and global issues. So welcome again.
FOREIGN MINISTER ESPINOSA: Thank you. Thank you, Secretary. I want to say I’m delighted to be back here. Today, we’re having a very important meeting. I have come with a big group of the members of the cabinet in Mexico. We will review our cooperation in many areas, and particularly the areas of security. And this is an area where we have been given clear instructions by the presidents to work together. This is the only way that we will be able to face the challenges in this area. So thank you very much, my friend, and I want to say also I appreciate enormously Mrs. Clinton’s friendship and the way she has supported our work together, not only bilaterally, but also in regional and global matters. Thank you.