Before his American counterpart, Joe Biden, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador agreed to Mexico’s commitment to strengthen the fight against the trafficking of synthetic drugs and fentanyl that cause so much harm to young people in the American Union. Moments before, Biden maintained that our countries can achieve nothing if we work together, as demonstrated by the action to stop drug and arms trafficking across borders.
Within the framework of the summit of the countries that make up the Asia Pacific economic cooperation forum (APEC), the fourth bilateral meeting between the two leaders was held. López Obrador emphasized that Mexico and the United States are the world’s leading trading partners. “It is something unique and at the same time there are close to forty million Mexicans who work faithfully in the United States, which unites us even more.
In his message, López Obrador praised Biden’s immigration policies, because he opened a legal way to control voluntary migration based on requests sent by migrants from Central America and the Caribbean. “What does this mean? That they don’t have to cross our entire country with all the suffering, with all the risks it implies. This is a humane way to solve the migratory phenomenon.”
At the same time, he celebrated that Biden was the first US president in many years who did not build border walls as a formula to stop irregular immigration in his country because that is not the solution. We must work together to make migration optional, not forced, and we can help those who are forced to migrate to their countries of origin. So we are very satisfied to have this meeting.
At the time, Biden emphasized the particular importance of bilateral cooperation on security and drug trafficking, “we are working together to fight arms trafficking, fight and solve organized crime, and solve the opioid epidemic, including fentanyl. . Gusto I will tell you about my good conversation with Xi Jinping on that subject.”
In response, López Obrador maintained that Mexico is committed to continuing to support the non-introduction of chemicals and fentanyl. “We are very aware of the damage this is causing to the youth of the United States. This is an issue that has to do with our humanity and an act of solidarity.
“We are sincerely committed to continuing to help in every way to prevent drug trafficking and especially the entry of fentanyl and other chemicals. I am sure that we will continue to develop this excellent relationship that we have. “
López Obrador celebrated the good terms experienced in bilateral relations in a framework of respect and cooperation in different aspects of the common agenda. He emphasized the level of economic integration that brings together trade exchanges “because of the very good relations that we have with our neighboring countries, brothers, we are already trading partners, we are the main trading partners in the world. This something extraordinary. And at the same time, there are close to 40 million Mexicans living and working in the United States.”
During public messages before the start of the private meeting, López Obrador described Biden as “a man of conviction, a good man.”
In economic matters, the US president stated that “we grow our economies from the bottom up and from the center out, so that not only the rich benefit, but all our citizens, from our economic growth. And we see it in our work to strengthen supply chains.