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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:08pm
Mexico City, MX (CNN) — U.S Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Mexico's drug-ravaged border state of Tamaulipas, Tuesday, for talks to bolster border security cooperation between the two neighbors.
Napolitano met with Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong to announce plans for a bi-national security communications network and closer contact with US border patrol and Mexican police along the border.
Mexico lauded the deal as a historic agreement between the neighboring nations.
Although no specific details on the new deal were announced, napolitano praised mexico's collaboration with u-s authorities to help tackle security along its shared two-thousand-mile border.
"Thank you for our partnership, the collaboration and all of the things that we've accomplished even in the relatively short time that you have been the secretary. and I think the future for all of us is a very bright one indeed. Muchas gracias." said Napolitano