Spain, Mexico Renew Anti-terrorism Accord
“Spain and Mexico agreed to share resources to fight terrorism and organized international crime in an accord that also includes provisions for Spanish police to help train their Mexican counterparts.
Announcement of the accord came during the ninth meeting of the Mexico-Spain Binational commission, held in October 2009 in Mexico city. The two-day meeting also covered economic, financial, legal and consular affairs, education, culture, science and technology.
Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chávez Chávez met with Spanish Justice Minister Francisco Caamaño Dominguez to sign the deal.
“Mexico’s commitment to assist Spain’s fight against terrorism is unwavering,” Chávez said.
Caamaño said the agreement helps Spain and “confronts those who do not respect freedom and basic human rights.”
The agreement builds on earlier accords between the two nations.
In a statement from the Mexican foreign ministry, Chávez said one of the priorities of President Felipe Calderón’s administration is to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation to combat transnational crime.
The accord allows for more exchanges of information and intelligence to combat terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and human trafficking, fiscal offenses, money laundering, cybercrime and illegal arms trading...”
Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Spain, Mexico Renew Anti-terrorism Accord,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 1, No. 1, 2010: 48.
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