Biden speaks with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, will strengthen ties Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday spoke with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and “expressed his commitment to build a strong relationship with Mexico on a foundation of respect for the rule of law and advancing shared values,” his team said in a statement.

The President-elect emphasized the need “to reinvigorate U.S.-Mexico cooperation to ensure safe and orderly migration, contain COVID-19, revitalize the economies of North America, and secure our common border.”

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President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre on November 25, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware
President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre on November 25, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware

“The two leaders noted a shared desire to address the root causes of migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico and to build a future of greater opportunity and security for the region. They discussed working together on a new approach to regional migration that offers alternatives to undertaking the dangerous journey to the United States,” said the readout of their call.  

The President-elect reiterated that he stands by the commitments he made on the campaign trail and noted that it would take time and resources to implement those commitments effectively, it said.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador

“He pledged to work closely with Mexico and other regional partners — including civil society, the private sector, international organizations, and governments — during the early months of his administration to build the regional and border infrastructure and capacity needed to facilitate a new orderly and humane approach to migration that will respect international norms regarding the treatment of asylum claims. The two leaders agreed that they and their teams would stay in touch.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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