During the private meeting held by the presidents of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and of the United States, Joe Biden, they defined that the “strategic partnership” that they maintain in the bilateral agenda covers areas of central concern: national and internal security; expanding economic competitiveness, addressing climate change and addressing the challenges of the migration phenomenon.
In providing details of the meeting, the White House emphasized that the two leaders agreed on the possibilities they have to expand “law enforcement cooperation in the fight against human trafficking, illegal drugs and weapons , and to dismantle the violent transnational criminal organization that “They run it. trafficking networks and terrorizing our communities. United States and Mexico.”
In matters of immigration, Biden emphasized the recognition of cooperation with Mexico to prevent and return migrants who do not have “legal grounds to remain in our countries.” The White House emphasized that in the meeting they reported the record number of deportations carried out this year and the continuation of trips to deport migrants to Venezuela.
“The leaders discussed the need for all countries in the region to do their part in the humane management of migration, and agreed to work together to address the actions taken by Nicaragua and some private sector entities to facilitate irregular migration for profit.” White house.
Likewise, they aim to mobilize migrants from four countries because of their characteristics: Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela, because more than 300 thousand people from these countries have arrived which is irregular in the United States.
Another topic that focused on the discussion of the two delegations, led by the presidents, is the definition of policies to expand the level of competitiveness in the region, ensuring that the investment climate in our region strengthens the efforts of deepening economic integration and securing our supply chains. supply, including through nearshoring.
At the meeting they celebrated that the push for economic integration allowed Mexico to become the main trading partner of the United States with an exchange of almost 863 billion dollars last year.
Cooperation for regulatory relief and supply chain coordination, especially in the information and communication technology and semiconductor sectors, helps to ensure that the United States and Mexico can take advantage of economic opportunities now and in the future, the White House reported.
Another issue addressed by López Obrador and Biden is the worrying situation in Guatemala where they agree that attempts are being made to undermine the democratic system and the results of the electoral process.