EFETijuana, Mexico

The governments of Mexico and the United States announced Thursday they will invest $4.2 billion to strengthen the common border with advanced technology, infrastructure projects and special security measures.

Mexico's Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said at a press conference in the border city of Tijuana that this investment comes under the Bicentennial Framework for Security cooperation, which includes 14 projects on the Mexican side.

There are six projects on the US side, which mainly concern technology to prevent the trafficking of arms to Mexico, and drugs, such as fentanyl, to US soil. EFE