Trilateral Efforts to Combat Drug Trafficking

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Representatives from Mexico, Canada and the United States met in Mexico City on Friday, Dec. 1, for the Second Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue (NADD).

As part of the commitments of the North American Leaders Summit (NALS), Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to annually convene the North American Drug Dialogue to promote greater trilateral coordination on combatting illicit drug trafficking.

During the Friday meeting, delegates from the three countries reviewed progress made since the previous NADD meeting in October 2016 on opioid policies and actions impacting the continent.

The delegations also discussed the increase in the use of synthetic drugs, the diversion of chemical precursors from licit to illicit use, and current activities to reduce the regional demand for illicit drugs.

Within the framework of the Second Meeting of the Dialogue, the three countries reaffirmed their commitment to achieve effective solutions to the challenge posed by the production, trafficking and consumption of unlawful drugs in North America.

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