MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on Monday about migration, the battle towards COVID-19, and the necessity to strengthen Central American economies, the White Home stated in an announcement.
In a quick assertion on Twitter, Lopez Obrador stated the dialog had been good and that he would supply extra particulars Tuesday.
Volvimos a conversar con Kamala Harris, vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos. En buenos términos, tratamos el asunto migratorio, la completa apertura de la frontera norte para reactivar nuestras economías y continuar con la mutua cooperación para enfrentar la pandemia de #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/7XeNVyJGRW
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) August 9, 2021
The White Home stated the 2 leaders mentioned ongoing bilateral cooperation to deal with “irregular migration” to the shared U.S.-Mexican border and agreed to give attention to bolstering Central American economies by funding in agriculture and local weather resilience.
Harris up to date Lopez Obrador on U.S. efforts, together with the July 29 launch of the U.S. technique for addressing the basis causes of migration in Central America.
The U.S. vp additionally instructed Lopez Obrador that Washington was dedicated to sending further doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Mexico, on prime of the 4 million doses already delivered, the White Home stated.
Talking earlier than the decision, a senior U.S. official stated the vaccines may come from a number of producers, together with Moderna and AstraZeneca.
Earlier, Lopez Obrador stated he and Harris would talk about reopening the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and vaccines towards COVID-19, new circumstances of which have jumped in Mexico.
Talking at a daily morning information convention, the Mexican president stated vaccinations alongside Mexico’s border with america had led to fewer hospitalizations and deaths within the face of rising infections on either side.
“That is what I will recommend in the present day, that we are able to reveal that we’re not placing the inhabitants in danger,” Lopez Obrador stated within the northern metropolis of Ciudad Juarez, throughout the border from El Paso, Texas.
The US has despatched a number of million vaccine doses to Mexico and can be sharing extra with it than with another nation, reflecting the significance it connected to the bilateral relationship, the U.S. official stated.
The international locations’ 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border has been closed to nonessential journey since early within the pandemic final 12 months.