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The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, will lead the High-Level Economic Dialogue between Mexico and the United States to be held in Washington on September 9, as was announced by the Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard.
“Confirm that the high-level economic dialogue that the president agreed with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will take place on September 9 in Washington,” said Marcelo Ebrard.
“Presidents have never led it, It is headed by the United States Vice President (Kamala Harris) and by Mexico in this case the Secretary of Economy and the Secretary of Foreign Relations“, he pointed.
From the National Palace, the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico specified that the primary objectives of this dialogue is to promote investment and economic growth between both nations.
“One of them has to do with the development of southern Mexico. What is the objective? Promote investment, promote economic growth and opportunities ”, he mentioned.
The Mexican Foreign Minister announced Mexico’s priorities to be addressed in the dialogue which are: Relocation of supply chains; Coordination mechanisms in emergency situations; International Cooperation for development in southern Mexico and Central America; Border infrastructure.
“On September 9 we will have this dialogue, we think it is very timely because the United States has just announced its investment package without presidents, we are talking about trillions of dollars,” he said.
During the morning conference, Marcelo Ebrard pointed out that what was raised by Mexico through President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is that people who decide to migrate to other countries do not do so forced by poverty.
“Only with international cooperation for development in southern Mexico and Central America can hope that those who decide to migrate do not do so forced by poverty, because nowadays migratory flows are generated by poverty, there is also insecurity but above all. all poverty, lack of opportunities but now it is exacerbated by the pandemic, “he said.
Regarding the possibility of opening the entire border between Mexico and the United States, closed more than a year ago for non-essential travel, the Mexican official ruled out having an early date for its reopening.
“They will not be able to do it in the short term as we had anticipated, the two countries, why? Because there was an increase in infections that are derived not only from the Delta variant, but from other factors and in the United States they are in the same circumstance ”, he concluded.
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