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AMLO says he will host a November summit with President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

() — The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said Monday that he will organize a summit in November with the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. He said the leaders will discuss trade issues related to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The USMCA was negotiated by the administration of then President Donald Trump and replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 2019.

López Obrador also said in his daily press conference on Monday that he would have a bilateral meeting on July 12 with Biden to discuss issues related to greater economic integration between the US and Mexico, the immigration issue, work visas, investments for economic development and other issues.

Marcelo Ebrard, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, had confirmed the meeting with Biden on June 28.

“Confirmed meeting of Presidents López Obrador and Biden on July 12,” Ebrard wrote in a message on his Twitter account.

In addition, he indicated that the agenda for the meeting has already been agreed with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and with the White House, without giving more details in this regard.

In the first days of June, a high-ranking US official had reported that Biden and López Obrador were going to have a meeting in July. This was made known in the context of the Mexican president’s refusal to attend the Summit of the Americas.

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