Radio Havana Cuba | Presidents of Mexico and the United States address the Summit of the Americas and Development

The dialogue helped to review the main issues in bilateral relations and discuss the summit to be held
in Los Angeles, California, in June. (Photo: elsigodedurango.com.mx)

MEXICO CITY, APRIL 29 (RHC) Presidents of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and President of the United States, Joe Biden, reaffirmed their vision for development and the Summit of the Americas in a telephone conversation on Friday, citing an official statement.

The text of the Mexican presidency indicates that the dialogue worked on reviewing the main issues in the bilateral relationship and discussing the summit that will be held in Los Angeles, California, in June.

Lopez Obrador confirmed that Mexico would participate in the aforementioned event and suggested that all countries of the Americas receive an invitation, without excluding anyone.

They agreed that in order to move forward on the main issues to be discussed at the Summit of the Americas, the two countries will work internally in the coming days.

During the conversation, the two leaders reviewed the progress made in bilateral cooperation for the development of Central America and southern Mexico, in order to address the root causes of migration, the statement added.

Notes that leaders stressed the importance of working with other countries in the region to ensure safe and sustainable livelihoods for their citizens and migrant populations, including job creation in Central America and efforts to expand legal pathways for migrants and refugees.

They also committed to strengthening these efforts with key regional partners and in multilateral fora in order to produce a strong new declaration on migration and protection.

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In addition, they highlighted the progress made in strengthening North American supply chains and modernizing common borders to further develop agricultural and commercial activity.

The presidents discussed the ongoing joint efforts to accelerate the development and implementation of major infrastructure projects on both sides of the 3,152-kilometer border.

They agreed that fighting corruption is a priority to enhance North America’s potential and agreed to continue cooperation on this issue.

They also noted development efforts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, and significant investments underway to create a transoceanic corridor that will improve supply chains for North America. (source:PL)

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