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Trudeau arrives in Mexico City for X Summit meeting

Mexico City, Mexico — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed at the the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) Monday afternoon. He was met by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon.

Trudeau arrived with his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, who received a bouquet of flowers from Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, the President’s wife.

The Canadian Prime Minister arrived to participate in the X Summit of North American Leaders. At 6:00 p.m. they shared a dinner at the National Palace in Mexico City.

On Monday, the White House issued a statement noting that both Mexico and the US held a meeting earlier in the day where they reviewed security cooperation under the Bicentennial Framework for Safety, Public Health and Secure Communities.

The leaders also discussed “greater cooperation to prosecute drug traffickers and dismantle criminal networks, disrupt the supply of illicit chemical precursors used to make fentanyl, shut down drug labs, and prevent trafficking in drugs, weapons, and people,” through the shared border.

Biden and López Obrador reaffirmed their commitment to implement ” innovative approaches to address irregular migration, in accordance with the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection,” according to the Washington statement.

Before the arrival of Trudeau, López Obrador and Biden talked about the recent announcement to grant 30,000 humanitarian visas to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans and to expel people who cross the border irregularly to Mexico. Both endorsed the commitment to address the root causes of migration.

“The White House reported that the presidents discussed “the violent protests in Brazil and reiterated that the free will of the Brazilian people and their democracy is supported by the United States and Mexico,” referring to the recent violent acts by followers of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

Biden and López Obrador met early Monday since Biden arrived the night before. However, all three North American leaders will meet again Tuesday to continue talks.