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López Obrador pays work tour visit to southeast region

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid a weekend visit to the region to supervise ongoing projects. Over the weekend, López Obrador visited two Mayan towns that are being restored.

One of those towns was Edzná in the state of Campeche, and the other, Ek Balam, in Yucatan. Both Mayan towns are in the process of restoration through the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza): Edzná and Ek Balam, he reported.

López Obrador also traveled from Palenque to Cancun aboard the Maya Train from where he supervised the operation accompanied by members of the Legal and Expanded Cabinet.

He was also accompanied on the Tren Maya journey by the Governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama.

On Saturday, he hosted a meeting with Belize Prime Minister Juan Antonio Briceño.

“On Friday we were in Edzná and Saturday in Ek Balam, two majestic Mayan cities that we are restoring. We took the tour on the Maya Train from Palenque to Cancun.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is seen here with Belize Prime Minister Juan Antonio Briceño. Photo: AMLO May 11, 2024.

“We supervised its operation and concluded a bilateral meeting with Juan Antonio Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize, a neighboring country and brother people.”

Lezama also participated in that meeting.

“I accompanied our President Lopez Obrador in a bilateral meeting with Juan Antonio Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize, a neighboring country with whom we maintain a relationship of brotherhood and work.

“We talk about tourism, infrastructure, energy, free zone, imports and more development options that boost economic and social activity on the border,” Lezama reported.

Governor Mara Lezama is seen here with President López Obrador leaving the Cancun Tren Maya station. Photo: Mara Lezama May 11, 2024.

She also said that the country of Belize has waived the $40 dollar entry fee into its country for Mexican citizens.

“We inform you that the payment of fees of 40 dollars for the entry of Mexicans to this neighboring country has been eliminated,” she posted.