“Yucatan is an exceptional state when it comes to public safety, it is a model worthy of being studied and replicated in other states of the country”, declared Alfonso Durazo Montaño, Federal Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, and member of the López Obrador cabinet.
For this reason, the federal official pointed out that the secretary of Public Safety of the state, Luis Saidén Ojeda, is worthy of applause, because he has made Yucatan stand out with the best security levels nationwide.
Commissioner Durazo Montaño also mentioned citizen participation as one of the factors that contributes to security levels in the Yucatan.
“This type of social participation is outstanding and it is what makes the results in security matters exceptional,” he said.
Durazo Montaño was one of the speakers at the delivery of 176 new vehicles for the Ministry of Public Security of Yucatan.
“That is precisely one of the central points on which we are working, in the strengthening of state and municipal bodies with better equipment and technology,” he said.
The federal official is visiting Yucatan to head the South-Southeast Conference of Governors, where the main issue will be Public Safety.
The event is attended by governors of the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as Veracruz, Oaxaca and representatives of Tabasco and Chiapas. The Mayor of Escobedo, Nuevo León, Clara Luz Flores Carrales, is also participating on behalf of the country’s municipal presidents.
The Federal Public Security Secretary asked to work in a coordinated and joint manner to promote the creation of a common space in which to privilege the citizen’s interests.
He cited National Guard as an example of coordinated work, as this project brought together the efforts of the federal government, the disposition of the legislators and the maturity of the state and municipal authorities.
Durazo Montaño advocated that security must be a “zone of political neutrality”, with no partisan preferences, that only hinder the objective of pacifying the country.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom