Mexico rejected U.S. plans to build new sections of the border wall during talks on immigration and security 

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the wall plan as a "step backward 

The U.S. announced plans to build additional sections of the border wall in Starr County, Texas, due to increased crossings from Mexico 

Both countries pledged to cooperate in combating drug trafficking, organized crime, and addressing migratory pressures 

Mexico's Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena expressed opposition to walls, advocating for bridges instead 

President Lopez Obrador praised President Joe Biden for not building more border wall during his administration 

The U.S. government clarified that the action did not signify a new policy but was a result of allocated funds from Trump's term 

Funds may be used for technologies and other installations rather than physical walls 

The wall's resurgence could become a significant issue in the 2024 presidential elections in both the U.S. and Mexico 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed confidence in Mexico's help in addressing the opioid fentanyl problem and thanked Mexico for the extradition of Ovidio Guzman, linked to fentanyl trafficking