Today, Homeland Security Advisor to the President of the United States Liz Sherwood-Randall hosted her Mexican and Canadian counterparts for a virtual meeting of the Trilateral Fentanyl Committee (TFC). President Joe Biden, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau established this trilateral Committee with their high-level representatives during the North American Leaders’ Summit on January 9-10, 2023 to guide priority actions to address the illicit fentanyl threat facing North America. The TFC builds on the existing work of the North American Drug Dialogue, the U.S.-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities, and the U.S.-Canada Opioid Action Plan. During this third meeting of the Committee, the co-chairs discussed progress made by the expert working group on identifying opportunities to enhance regulatory and statutory frameworks associated with precursor chemicals and related equipment used for the production of illicit fentanyl. They also shared information about illicit drug trends and recent diplomatic engagements focused on reducing the flow of illicit synthetic drugs and their precursor chemicals. To drive further progress in the fight to counter fentanyl’s scourge, they agreed to meet again in person in Mexico in early 2024.
Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/12/19/readout-of-the-third-trilateral-fentanyl-committee-meeting-between-the-united-states-mexico-and-canada/