Mexico and the US evaluate the rise in food prices | News

The diplomatic representatives of the Governments of Mexico and the United States (USA), Marcelo Ebrard and Anthony Blinken, respectively, analyzed in a meeting held in Washington the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on food prices. in sequence:

Mexico asks the US not to exclude Cuba at the Summit of the Americas

“We also talked about how it is going and what evolution is seen for the Ukraine, how it can affect food prices and others; how we can work together for the security of all the Americas; not only military security, but food security in health and many other fields,” said the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, at a press conference.

Both representatives also discussed the upcoming IX Summit of the Americas that will take place in June in Los Angeles, a US city in California.

“Mexico’s position is that no one should be excluded [en alusión a Cuba, Nicaragua y Venezuela], and we reiterate it (…). We agreed for the Summit of the Americas to focus on development, labor mobility, increased investment, and a geopolitical vision increasingly towards the future,” Ebrard said.

Regarding the economic sanctions imposed on Russia because of its special military operation in Ukraine, the head of Mexican diplomacy asserted that rather than discuss the issue, he urged his counterpart to “share information” if there is something they should attend to. in a special way.

In this sense, he explained that there could be a delicate export, for example, of a piece or that there was money laundering, because “this approach is more productive, because Mexico would not allow it,” he commented.

“Until now, that has not happened, but if it does happen, we are going to be very receptive to that information, about illegal things or things that could endanger security, if there was something specific, we are willing to review it,” Ebrard clarified. .

In another meeting with the US Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, the diplomat from the Latin American country proposed holding a Conference on Migration from Central America.

In the first three and a half months of 2022 alone, the authorities intercepted more than 115,000 migrants, mostly Central Americans and Caribbean, while the US has expelled 1.8 million immigrants since March 2020.

With this meeting, the conversation between the Mexican presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the American Joe Biden was followed up on April 29. There it was agreed to “prepare a common initiative to create short-term jobs for Central America, probably beyond, which has to happen soon.”

My thanks to Mexican Foreign Secretary @m_ebrard for his visit to Washington, DC I appreciate the opportunity for a constructive conversation on continued collaboration between Mexico and the United States.

— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken)
May 4, 2022

For his part, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, pointed out in a joint message with his counterpart that both countries seek to “build a solid North American economic competitiveness, the construction of more resistant supply chains.”

“From energy security to climate and many other things, we are working hand in hand every day,” he added.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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