The president of United States, Joe Bidenand the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeauthey will travel to Mexico on January 9 and 10 to participate in the North American Leaders Summit with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorThe White House and the Canadian government confirmed this Tuesday.
This is Biden’s first trip to Mexico and Latin America since he arrived at the White House in January 2021.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on a call with reporters that Biden will attend the North American Leaders Summit, known as the “three amigos summit.”
At that forum, “we will try to build on progress from last time with concrete initiatives that will address climate and environmental challenges, help increase North America’s competitiveness, protect the health and safety of our citizens, and respond jointly to migration.” irregular in the region”, listed the spokesperson.
Regarding the immigration issue, Kirby announced that he hopes that at the summit “those three leaders will talk about ways to strengthen cooperation.”
Last night, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to paralyze the end of Title 42, a health regulation by which Washington expeditiously expels undocumented immigrants who arrive at the border with Mexico under the pretext of the pandemic, in response to a lawsuit filed. by 19 of the 50 states of the country.
Kirby indicated that Biden “believes that one of the most effective ways to address pressure at the border is to do it internationally with partners in Latin America to try to slow and divert flows of migrants coming, particularly from Central America.”
The spokesman added that the United States is “actively” coordinating with the Mexican government on this matter: “As you can imagine, there is an anti-smuggling operation, we are working with Mexico now.”
In parallel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced his participation in the summit, where he wants to strengthen electric vehicle supply chains in North America and address the climate and migration crises, his office said in a statement.
I look forward to meeting with my North American counterparts to discuss a common path towards an integrated, cleaner, more inclusive and more competitive economy. Together, we can create a stronger North America and build a better future.”
López Obrador had already anticipated the attendance of Biden and Trudeau at the summit, and had even offered details about the visit of the president of the United States, but the White House has not confirmed it until this Tuesday.
The last Summit of North American Leaders took place in November 2021 in Washington, where the three North American officials addressed the covid-19 pandemic, migration, and the Treaty between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. (USMCA).
López Obrador has already advanced that he will present an import substitution plan for North America to Biden at the meeting next January.
The trilateral summit was normally organized annually, although last year it was held for the first time since 2016, after four years paralyzed during the term of Donald Trump (2017-2021).
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