The American President, Joe Bidencelebrated this Monday the 200 years of bilateral relationship with Mexico with an eye on the future and the certainty that, if both nations continue working together, they will be able to achieve everything they set out to do.
In a statement, the president recalled that, throughout history, Mexico and the United States have shown that they are “stronger” and “safer” when they stand side by side.
Our futures are irrevocably connected. And today, as we embark on the next century of our bilateral relationship, with mutual respect and commitment to our shared aspirations, we must remember that nothing is out of reach if we continue to work together,” Biden said.
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The US president referred to Mexico as one of the “closest neighbors and friends” of the United States.
In addition, he recalled that the United States shares with Mexico a “lasting commitment” to freedom, democracy and the rule of law, as well as a “strong and deepening economic and security alliance” that has made North America the “most competitive and dynamic region in the world.”.
200 years of being “good neighbors”
Biden, lastly, considered that the celebration of 200 years of bilateral relations has a special meaning because it coincides with the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupea holiday of great significance to millions of Mexicans and Americans of Mexican descent living in the United States.
Today,” Biden added, “we also honor the cultural and family ties that unite our people and the many contributions that Mexican Americans have made, which have strengthened and enriched America for generations.”
The relationship between the United States and Mexico began in December 1822.when Washington was one of the first to recognize independent Mexico with diplomatic envoy Joel Poinsett.
Now, more than 38 million people of Mexican origin live in the United States and there are about 1.6 million Americans in Mexicoaccording to figures from both governments.
In addition, both countries exchanged a record of more than 661,000 million dollars in trade in 2021, with the United States as Mexico’s largest trading partner.
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