AMLO describes a “heartfelt” call with the President of the United States

Cooperation on development in southern Mexico and Central America was an important focus of the phone call between President Lopez Obrador and US President Joe Biden on Friday.

Lopez Obrador said he had a “heartfelt” conversation with his US counterpart, adding that he was talking about “interesting issues in bilateral relations” in a social media post.

The President also said Foreign Minister Marcelo Evlad visited Washington, DC on Monday and agreed to work with US authorities on the “problems of cooperation for development” and the Summit of the Americas (Western Hemisphere). Hemispherical countries to be held in Los Angeles in June.

About 50 minutes after the arrival of Mexico and the United States, I received a call about 50 minutes later. For a new security contract This has replaced the Merida initiative 13 years ago, and while the United States remains concerned about the policies and plans of its neighbor’s energy sector, Lopez Obrador’s nationalist electricity bill is less so. Couldn’t pass the parliament last month.

In a statement, the Mexican presidential office was Lopez Obrador and Biden. Bilateral development cooperation In Central America and southern Mexico. Their cooperation is aimed at addressing the root causes of migration to the United States, including poverty, lack of opportunity and anxiety.

On Twitter, AMLO shared some of the topics covered in his “heartfelt” phone call with US leaders.

Mexican and U.S. officials said the suspension of Title 42’s expulsion, a Donald Trump-era public health order that would allow the U.S. to expel immigrants to stop the spread of the coronavirus, arrived at the U.S. border. I am concerned that it will lead to a surge. The order was scheduled to expire on May 23, but is now suspicious due to a federal court ruling last week.

The Cheong Wa Dae said Lopez Obrador and Biden “emphasized the importance of working with other countries in the region to ensure the safe and sustainable lives of their respective citizens and migrants.” , Efforts to continue cooperating in job creation in Central America and expanding legal migration channels.

“They also promised to promote these efforts at major regional partners and multilateral forums … [with a view to making] A new and solid declaration of migration and protection. “

Lopez Obrador and Biden also talked about the progress of supply chain strengthening in North America and the recent “modernization of shared borders to further strengthen agriculture and trade activities.” Inspired by Texas’ decision to step up inspections The number of trucks crossing the border from Mexico.

Cheong Wa Dae also noted that Lopez Obrador proposed to invite all Western Hemisphere countries to the Summits of the Americas. Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are one of the US adversaries in the region.

The White House said in a reading of the call between the two presidents that Biden spoke with Lopez Obrador and “reaffirmed the vision they presented.” North American Summit Meeting in November 2021 North America continues to be the most competitive and dynamic region in the world

In a statement, Cheong Wa Dae said politicians about a border infrastructure project aimed at promoting legitimate trade and stopping the illegal flow of drugs and weapons.

“During huge global challenges, from Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine to economic instability, leaders have promised to work beyond the breadth and depth of relations between the two countries,” White House said. Said.

“President Biden and President Lopez Obrador discussed how we can continue to advance our country’s shared economic, climate, energy and immigration goals. High level economic dialogue, With a particular focus on strengthening the North American supply chain. “

Reads are “in consideration of unprecedented things” Immigration flow From the entire hemisphere to both countries, the president reiterated the need to build stronger tools to manage the proliferation of immigrants in the region. “

“To that end, they are fair to reduce illegal immigrants and advance our common goal of improving the ability of countries throughout the region to control borders to promote humanitarian and security objectives. We have agreed to strengthen our cooperation to support humane and effective efforts, “said the White House.

“Most of the conversation was about migration,” said Jen Psaki, a White House spokesman, on Friday, saying the call was “very constructive.”

“This wasn’t a call that President Biden was threatening the President of Mexico,” she said. Mexico’s recent bragging rights to be “folded” And when he threatened to impose comprehensive tariffs on Mexican imports in 2019, he agreed to deploy troops on its northern border to prevent illegal immigrants to the United States.

Lopez Obrador has repeatedly stated that the United States has treated Mexico with respect since taking office in late 2018.

Neither country said that Lopez Obrador and Biden could not impose sanctions on Russia in the light of the Ukrainian invasion, but U.S. officials said before the call: Said to. About what the Kremlin is doing … by working with us to implement the sanctions enforced by the United States and our partners. “

Officials who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity said the United States and Mexico would inevitably take a “different approach” to respond to Russia’s aggression, but Vladimir Putin’s war was unjustified. He added that he has a “common vision.”

Mexico Condemning Russia’s invasion, But last month Abstain by UN vote It suspended Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over reports of “serious and systematic violations and abuse of human rights in Ukraine.”

In the report from Mirenio When Reforma AMLO describes a “heartfelt” call with the President of the United States

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