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López Obrador proposing to meet with U.S. Biden in November

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has raised the possibility of meeting with his American counterpart, Joseph Biden, in Washington in November.

The meeting would be to continue dialogue on migration, drug trafficking and economic development.

“It is very important to continue strengthening economic and commercial relations. “Mexico is growing a lot and is the main trading partner of the United States and we care a lot about that relationship,” he stressed.

“We can meet in Washington, he (President Joseph Biden) has been very kind, very attentive and relations with the United States are very good,” he said during his Thursday morning press conference.

The President also proposed that the President of the United States visit Mexico and during his stay, learn about the strategic projects of the Government.

For example, he said, we could go to the liquefaction plant in Altamira, Tamaulipas, which is being installed with the joint participation of the New Fortress Energy company and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). This project will be relevant to export gas to Europe.

The Tehuantepe Isthmus Railway in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, or the Maya Train in the southeast of the country are other options to show the U.S. President of the development actions promoted by the Government of Mexico, he added.

He also considered that if their agendas allow it, they could meet on the occasion of the North American Summit in Canada ,which will be held in January 2024.

López Obrador ruled out attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) in San Francisco in November because Mexico does not have relations with Peru after the recent events that led to the arrest of Pedro Castillo, deposed president of Peru.

“I am not going to attend the one in San Francisco because we do not have relations with Peru. It is to see what is happening in Asia-Pacific and we do not want to participate in that with all due respect,” he said.