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Biden and AMLO will meet in Washington to talk about migration

Mexico.- The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the United States, Joe Biden, will hold a meeting on July 12 in Washington focused on the growing migrationn irregular, both governments announced this Tuesday.

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On July 12, I am going to have an interview, a meeting with President Biden in Washington,” López Obrador said in his morning press conference.

The meeting had already been announced, but the date was confirmed on Tuesday, a day after US authorities found the bodies of 50 migrants, 22 of them Mexican, in and around an abandoned truck on a Texas highway.

Migration is a “central issue, it is basic to deal with”added the leftist president, after confirming the balance of victims, presumably suffocated, in San Antonio.

In a statement, the White House indicated that both leaders will talk about “cooperation on migration, joint efforts for the development of Central America, the environment, energy and global issues.”

López Obrador insisted on the need to regularize migrants and reach agreements with the United States and Canada to grant work visas. temporary, because in his opinion both countries need “work force”.

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This meeting will take place after López Obrador refused to participate in the Summit of the Americas, held between June 6 and 10 in Los Angeles, in protest because the United States did not invite the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Mexico assured that, despite the absence of the leftist leader, the relationship with the United States is “positive”.

López Obrador reiterated this Tuesday that his relationship with Biden is “good”, that his treatment is with “respect” and that he hopes to reach agreements, in addition, to jointly face inflation.

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