Christopher Dodd, adviser to the US president, will travel to Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica this week, where he will meet with senior officials to hammer out new cooperation agreements.
Dodd began his tour in Mexico City, where he met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, and US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar.
The events Dodd attended commemorated 200 years of relations between Mexico and the United States, which are celebrated this Monday, on a bilateral declaration to strengthen institutional mechanisms in economic, immigration, border and security matters. to sign, including the High-Level Economic Dialogue (DEAN), the High-Level Dialogue on Security (DANS), cooperation on the Los Angeles Declaration on Protection and Migration, and the Bilateral Executive Committee for Border Management in the 21st Century.
In the document signed by Abroad and Dodd, they stressed that they would “continue to work in defense and respect for human rights, diversity, and inclusion for our citizens, legal permanent residents, tourists, and those in the diaspora population.”
During fiscal year 2022, which ended last September, the Office of Customs and Border Protection apprehended 823,057 Mexican citizens who were in the US irregularly.
Dodd will continue his trip on Tuesday, December 13, when he arrives in Quito, Ecuador, to meet with President Guillermo Lasso for a meeting that will discuss promoting economic growth, cooperation on regional migration challenges and drug trafficking, among other topics. fight against, the State Department announced.
The presidential advisor will conclude his tour of the region in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he will meet with President Rodrigo Chávez and discuss Costa Rica’s participation in the Association of the Americas for Economic Prosperity, an agreement that will promote recovery. Wants and the development of the economy in the hemisphere.
They will also discuss building regional resilience in supply chains, migration cooperation under the Los Angeles Declaration, and “the de-escalation of the situation in Nicaragua,” among other topics.
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