Attorney General Mark Brnovich returns to Arizona after a successful trip to Mexico for the annual Conferencia Nacional de Procuración de Justicia or Mexico's National Attorneys General Conference. Brnovich met Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico's Federal Attorney General Arely Gómez González while attending the conference.
"It was an honor and privilege to be able to participate in this conference,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "We continue to work diligently with our southern neighbors to combat drug and human trafficking.”
Brnovich and Gómez discussed the importance of collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico. They both agreed it is essential to build relationships and open lines of communication between state and federal attorneys general on issues of mutual concern. President Peña Nieto and Federal Attorney General Gómez González both addressed the conference, speaking about the importance of combating corruption within Mexico and the implementation of the 2016 judicial reforms. All 31 Mexican State Attorneys General and the Military Justice were also in attendance.
“I’m thrilled with the relationship we’ve grown, working together, Mark & I,” said Carlos Navarro, Attorney General of the State of Sonora. “The relationship between the Office of the Attorney General in Sonora and Arizona is unprecedented.”
Brnovich attended the conference as part of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Alliance Partnership. The partnership helps establish and nurture cross-jurisdictional cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico on many law enforcement issues, from consumer fraud to drug trafficking and money laundering. CWAG's Alliance Partnership organizes bi-national exchanges and workshops with the National Associated of Attorneys General, Mexico’s Federal Attorney General’s Office, Mexico’s National Conference of Attorneys General, and Mexico state attorneys general.
This is Brnovich’s 2nd trip to Mexico to meet with Mexican officials. In addition, Brnovich has previously met one-on-one with Mexico state attorneys general from Sonora, Baja California, and Guanajuato.
For pictures and video of Brnovich’s visit, please contact the Attorney General's Office at (602) 542-5025.