Mexico aims for meeting with U.S. over designation of cartels

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. flag (L), and the Mexico's flag are pictured on the international border bridge Paso del Norte in between El Paso US and Ciudad Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it would quickly seek a high-level meeting with U.S. State Department officials after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.

In a statement, the ministry said it would also seek to address how to reduce the illegal flow of arms and money to organized crime in Mexico from the United States.

Reporting by Diego Ore; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Dave Graham