Thursday, November 30, 2023

Bilateral Meeting between Mexico and the United States

In a historic meeting, the presidents of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and of the United States, Joe Biden, held their fourth bilateral meeting, focusing on strengthening joint strategies to overcome the organized crime, the transfer of fentanyl and arms trafficking. The commitment of the two countries is also focused on improving the regulation of migratory flows, an important issue on the agenda.

Commitments and Choice Decisions

During the meeting, Mexico’s commitment to actively support the prevention of the introduction of chemicals and fentanyl, recognizing its negative impact on American youth, was highlighted. López Obrador praised the decision of the United States to seek legal options and cancel the construction of border walls, considering it a humane and helpful step to manage the phenomenon of migration.

In the field of security, the two leaders agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation in the fight against human trafficking, illegal drugs and weapons, breaking up transnational criminal organizations that threaten the security of the region. They advocate for joint efforts to address the opioid epidemic and organized crime.

Focus on Migration and Economic Cooperation

Migration in the region was a central topic of the discussions, where it was agreed to advance strategies that control the flow of people. López Obrador praised the current policy of the US, which promotes the cancellation of the construction of walls and the opening of legal channels through temporary permits administered from countries of origin as humanitarian measures to respond the phenomenon of migration.

In the economic field, the growth of both economies is promoted, promoting policies that benefit all citizens. López Obrador affirmed the commercial relationship between Mexico and the United States, placing them as the world’s leading trading partners.

This meeting, part of the summit of Asia-Pacific countries (APEC), marks the fourth time that the two leaders have met, consolidating a cordial and strategic bilateral relationship.

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