Mexican Foreign Minister to meet with U.S. top officials in Washington D.C.

MEXICO-U.S. RELATIONS: Meetings with U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to take place next Tuesday
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray speaks at a news conference at the Mexican Embassy in Washington March 9, 2017 - File photo/REUTERS
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Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray will travel to Washington on Tuesday to meet with senior U.S. officials and to attend a meeting at the Organization of American States (OAS), his ministry said in a statement.

The meetings with U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, are aimed at furthering the bilateral and regional agenda between Mexico and the United States, the Mexican foreign ministry said.

In recent weeks, Mexico has taken an assertive role in the OAS in relation to the political and economic crisis in Venezuela.

On Tuesday, Mexico condemned as "unilateral" and "arbitrary" a decision to cancel an Organization of American States meeting set for Monday to discuss Venezuela's political crisis, Mexico's foreign minister Luis Videgaray said in a statement.

Videgaray blamed the decision to cancel the meeting on Bolivia, an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which assumed the chair on Monday of the OAS permanent council.

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