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AMLO congratulates Joe Biden, U.S. President-elect

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent his congratulations to president-elect Joseph Biden. Through a letter, the chief executive endorsed his message of friendship between the two countries.

“We governors must strive to maintain good bilateral relations based on collaboration, friendship and respect for our sovereignty,” he said.

He recognized the position of the president-elect to promote development in southeastern Mexico and Central America with the aim of avoiding the forced migration of people.

“I express (to Biden) my appreciation for his position in favor of migrants from Mexico and the world, which will allow (…) to promote the development of the communities of southeastern Mexico and Central America,” López Obrador said Tuesday in a press conference.

The letter was sent Monday night through the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon. The letter was sent after the Democrat won the Electoral College vote that formally determined his upcoming presidency.

AMLO had declined to congratulate Biden until the electoral process officially ended. López Obrador said he hopes to be able to talk soon with Biden on issues on the bilateral agenda, especially migration.