Mexico Y USA signed a Monday declaration of friendship for the 200 years of bilateral diplomatic relations with which they promised to continue working together to face problems that affect both nations.
“I hope that my visit will be an opportunity to address key issues in the bilateral relationship such as migration, climate change, economy Y security“, he claimed chris doddspecial advisor of the United States for the Americas, during the signing of the document in the Mexican capital.
The US official celebrated the commemoration of this bicentennial and praised the strength of the bilateral relationship “based on mutual respect and commitment, to build prosperity, security and a sustainable future” for both nations.
In addition, he stressed that Mexico is one of its “most valuable partners” Therefore, he said, they will continue to work together on issues of democracy, security and the fight against corruption and crime.
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He affirmed that for his government the priorities are the economy, security, migration and accelerating the transition towards the use of clean energy.
He indicated that to talk about these matters he hopes to meet later with the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
2023, the year to strengthen and consolidate relations
Meanwhile, the Mexican foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrardconsidered that 2023 will be an important year in bilateral relations, what will begin to take place at the North American Leaders Summit between Mexico, the United States and Canadawhich will take place next January in the Mexican capital.
Yes, we can expect important decisions to be made in 2023, significant for our population, for our people, they are going to have that summit. We are going to do everything to make this summit a success”, he said.
He affirmed that there is a window of opportunity because both López Obrador and the US president, Joe BidenThey are clear that for the bilateral relationship to prosper it is essential to create just societies in both countries.
He revealed that migration, climate change, the economy and security will be the central axes at the summit.
Especially, he explained, the economic development of the region will be addressed, with a view to eradicating extreme poverty and strengthening the middle class, in the case of Mexico.
We have to redouble the step to achieve two purposes: that the middle class goes from 24% to more than 45%, and the second thing that we have to do is that there is no extreme poverty in Mexico, it is unacceptable”, he stressed.
A relationship “like few others”: Ebrard
The Mexican foreign minister affirmed that there are “favorable winds” to talk about these issues that affect both nations.
This relationship between Mexico and the United States means that. I know that we do not have identical interests, sometimes we do not agree on everything and that is how it should be, we are two different countries, but few countries in the world have the relationship that Mexico has with the United States, ”he explained.
The event was also attended by the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazarwho stressed that Biden promised to promote a transformative agenda for the bilateral relationship.
In which we have durable frameworks, where the alliance is stronger in all issues as partners, in an economic integration of North America,” he said.
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