Above: Mexico President Felipe Calderon and Belize PM Dean Barrow in Mexico City (Photo: Embassy of Belize)

Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow continued his regional tour Friday, meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to discuss regional security.

Joining the two were Honduras President Porfirio Lobo and Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla.

The group signed a joint declaration aimed at strengthening cooperation against transnational organized crime.

According to the statement, the countries “reaffirm their commitment of their governments to tackle and combat more effectively and with determination, these scourges, on the basis of the principle of shared and differentiated common responsibility, through international cooperation mechanisms that are complementary to respective national efforts.”

Barrow is being joined on the trip by Belize Ambassador to Mexico Oliver del Cid, Minister Counsellor Ardelle Sabido and Major Oscar Mira.

Earlier this week, Barrow visited Honduras at the invitation of Lobo.

Caribbean Journal