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López Obrador meets with Trudeau and Biden during Asia-Pacific Forum

Mexico City, Mexico — The leaders of Mexico and Canada met in San Francisco Thursday where they discussed migration, investments and job creation. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, met Thursday in San Francisco, California.

López Obrador met with Trudeau during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

“In the bilateral meeting with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, we addressed the immigration issue and he expressed the confidence of businessmen from his country to continue investing in Mexico and create jobs,” López Obrador said.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also met with his United States counterpart, Joseph Biden.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador meets with U.S. President Joe Biden November 16, 2023 in San Francisco. Photo: AMLO

AMLO reported that regarding migration, more progress must be made in addressing this phenomenon, however, on several occasions, he recognized that Biden is the first American President to promote legal channels for migration, not to build walls, but to understand that migration can be an option and not a forced action, which is the result of conditions of poverty and insecurity in the countries of origin.

President López Obrador reaffirmed the commitment to continue collaborating, from a humanitarian and solidarity perspective, in the fight against synthetic drugs, especially fentanyl and the control of precursor trafficking.

In the meeting with the United States delegation, he highlighted that just as millions of Mexicans live and work in the neighboring country, more and more people of American nationality come to live in Mexico “and are more than welcome.”