The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has started this Thursday the agenda of the trilateral summit that is being held in Washington with Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau, agreeing, in a face-to-face meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister, to deepen economic integration and in security matters between the two countries. The fight against inequality, one of the central axes of the Mexican president’s political project, and commercial cooperation have marked the first meeting of the day, which has continued with bilateral meetings with the US Vice President, Kamala Harris, then with Biden himself. before culminating with the meeting between the three friends, as the North American Leaders Summit is colloquially known, ignored for years by former President Donald Trump.
“We are peoples, sister nations that are very close, we belong to North America and we have many things in common and, most importantly, a very good relationship of cooperation and friendship,” emphasized López Obrador, who, while waiting for the leader Canadian at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, has appeared on the balcony to greet a group of compatriots. But it has been his counterpart who has placed special emphasis on other issues that, he said, unite the agendas of Mexico and Canada. “Indigenous peoples, women’s leadership and the fact that we are great allies,” said Trudeau.
The two leaders have agreed precisely to deepen support for young people, women and indigenous communities of both countries under the umbrella of the T-MEC treaty, which regulates trade relations between Mexico, the United States and Canada and is also one of the great themes of this summit. “The Mexican president and the Canadian prime minister emphasized that prosperity must be the result of actions that guarantee equality, security, and development for both peoples and the region as a whole,” reported the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
Based on these coincidences, López Obrador proposed to continue working “closely”, including deepening the dialogue between the governments and communities of Mexico and Canada “in order to share experiences and successful perspectives”. The fight against inequality through more just wealth redistribution measures has marked another central coincidence between the two leaders, according to the Mexican government. The president reiterated his commitment to “a global system that guarantees equity and inclusion, in accordance with the World Plan for Fraternity and Well-being that he put for the consideration of the United Nations Security Council” last week. The main objective is to support about 750 million people in poverty in the world.
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