The United States and Mexico have strengthened political ties,ahead of
President Obama's visit to Mexico later this month.
A succession of
senior US officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have passed
through Mexico in recent weeks.
A broad range of issues affecting the two
countries has been discussed,including border security,immigration and the
trafficking of drugs and arms.
The US government has said it aims to
improve cooperation in the fight against drug gangs in Mexico and to help stop
the flow of firearms across the southern US border.
After meeting with
Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa and President Felipe Calderon last
Friday,US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced an immigration
deal to help streamline repatriations of Mexicans from the US.
meetings with Mexican officials,US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said
cooperation between the United States and Mexico is now stronger and
“fundamentally different than that which existed in the past.”
Obama will visit Mexico on April 16 and 17 after returning from his
international tour. He is expected to continue his co-operative approach to
international relations,following its success at recent G20 and NATO meetings