Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin's Meeting With Mexico

Jan. 29, 2021

On January 29, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with his Mexican counterparts Secretary of National Defense General Cresencio Sandoval and Secretary of Navy Admiral José Ojeda to discuss the United States’ strong commitment to the U.S.-Mexico bilateral defense relationship and regional defense and security cooperation.  

The Secretaries agreed to work together in areas of mutual defense and security interest, while respecting each other’s sovereignty and foreign policy interests, and to continued consultations on these issues going forward.