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Mexico and the U.S. endorse friendship and respect on the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Mexico City, Mexico — On the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the beginning of the diplomatic relationship between Mexico and the United States, the presidents of both countries, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Joseph Biden, respectively, exchanged letters in which they revealed the principles of friendship and respect for sovereignty that unite the two nations.

The Mexican president announced the letters in which he sent his counterpart, advancing the “long-range” objectives that he will detail in the official visit that Biden will make to Mexico on January 9 and 10.

He will propose, he said, the substitution of imports to produce in North America and throughout the continent what is consumed in Mexico and the United States and the application of a program for the well-being of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also said that the bond is currently unbreakable, because they are the two main partners in the world and the peoples maintain unprecedented affection. For these reasons, he expressed that both Joseph Biden and his wife Jill Biden will always be welcome in the country.

From the Government of Mexico he was accompanied by the Secretary of the Economy , Raquel Buenrostro Sánchez and of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez as well as the Secretaries of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon and of Finance and Public Credit, Rogelio Ramírez de la O.

The delegation of United States authorities that met with President López Obrador at the National Palace today was made up of the ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, the head of Foreign Affairs, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, the main adviser of the Executive Office for the Western Hemisphere of the Department of State, Marcos Mandojana, the director for the Western Hemisphere of the National Security Council, Ramón Escobar and the counselor minister for political affairs of the United States Embassy, Brian Naranjo.