Mexico will deal with Biden arms trafficking and vaccination against Covid

EFE.- Cooperation for the development of southern Mexico and northern Central America, arms trafficking and the Covid-19 vaccination are the issues that the government of Mexico will put on the table in the next meetings with the team of the president-elect of U.S, Joe Biden.

“The agenda between the two countries is always very complex and has many elements,” explained the dispatcher of the Undersecretariat for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE), Roberto Velasco, in a conference.

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Among these topics, Velasco said that they are “cooperation for the development of southern Mexico and the north of Central America, which goes hand in hand with addressing the root causes of migration, the central point in these conversations ”.

The diplomat indicated that two other issues to review are the arms trafficking “About which a lot has been said in this administration” and also access to vaccines against Covid-19.

He recalled that during the visit of the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a WashingtonLast July, it was contemplated that the three North American countries carry out a simultaneous vaccination so that there is also a simultaneous economic recovery.

On who will attend the inauguration of the president-elect Joe Biden, on January 20, Velasco confirmed that he will be Martha Bárcena, current ambassador of Mexico in U.S.

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“Historically the tradition of U.S has been to invite only the ambassador of the country that is accredited in Washington, and in this case it is who would represent Mexico“, detailed.

In mid-December, Bárcena announced his retirement after 43 years in the foreign service.

Days after, Lopez Obrador announced that the Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma, would be the next Mexican ambassador to Washington once I have assumed power Joe Biden.

About the application of the vaccine to mexican migrants, Velasco ratified that Mexico will invoke the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) to guarantee the coronavirus vaccine to workers migrants that are in US territory.

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After versions circulated that the workers migrants would be marginalized to receive the vaccine, Ebrard affirmed that with the T-MEC There are provisions that safeguard the working conditions of workers, regardless of whether or not they are from the country.

In U.S there are about 10.5 million immigrants, according to data from the Pew Research Center. Of them, an estimated 47% are Mexican, which is equivalent to 4.9 million.

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