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U. S. secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION travel to Mexico amid heightened tensions between the two countries and head of a Monday deadline in which Mexico promised to cut the number of migrants traveling from Central America to the U. S. border the deal part of a June seventh agreement that would remove threats of terrorist by the U. S. on Mexican exports Pompeii %HESITATION met with Mexico's foreign minister Marcello abroad whose office said afterward quote secretary Pompeii %HESITATION recognize the significant progress made by Mexican operatives in compliance with the agreement Pompeii %HESITATION was less specific tweeting in our meeting Marcelo abroad and I reaffirmed our shared democratic values and cultural ties Mexico is one of our most important partners to increase prosperity and security for our countries and the region a bride said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to reduce migration from Central America after apprehensions of migrants on the southern U. S. border dropped by roughly a third to about one hundred thousand in June also some also checked a little we have complied with the deal I'm going to ask the U. S. about their compliance with what is established there we have complied so I don't see a problem the agreement laid out that if the U. S. teams that Mexico has not done enough to thwart migrants the two countries will begin talks over changing rules to make most central American asylum seekers apply for refuge in a safe third country which could be Mexico and not in America the Mexican ambassador to Washington last week said that her country is not ready to sign any such safe third country agreement the meeting between the two nations top diplomat Sunday also came as US lawmakers wrangle over a regional trade deal meant to replace the current north American free trade agreement or nafta