President Biden meets with President Lopez Obrador

Presidents Biden and Lopez Obrador met virtually on Monday to advance joint efforts to address migration and development in Southern Mexico and Central America. Both Presidents reaffirmed their commitment to bilateral collaboration to fight the pandemic, reactivate our shared economy, and address climate change. This includes efforts to deepen cooperation on the COVID-19 response by enhancing public health capabilities, information sharing, and the development of border policies. In addition, they recognized the strategic importance of the bilateral economic relationship and the role that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) plays as a driver for North American prosperity. A joint statement is available here.

President Obrador was also in Tijuana earlier this month, where he met with state and local officials to discuss a plan to ensure public health and safety in the city.