December 8, 2022

US and Mexican presidents discuss migration, security and development

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday he had spoken with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, about migration, security and development. T-MEC.

“We had a pleasant conversation with President Joe Biden on immigration, security and development cooperation. He confirmed to me that Mexico will travel to participate in the North American Summit in December,” López Obrador said on Twitter.

Earlier, López Obrador expected the US government to try to get Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard to make today’s call, insisting that relations between the two countries are “very good”. “Our relationship is on an equal footing, respecting our sovereignty, that’s all.”

Biden’s call comes as part of Mexico’s dispute over the Lopez Obrador government’s energy policy with the United States and Canada, three signatories to the T-MEC trade deal.

Thousands of Venezuelan migrants in southeastern Mexico await safe-conduct permits that would allow them to reach the U.S. border, following a recent decision by the White House to deport dozens more.

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