Marcelo Ebrard visits the White House: U.S.-Mexico border to be discussed

Issues related to border infrastructure to facilitate trade and transit of people will be discussed

During Wednesday afternoon, September 8, Mexican Foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met to prepare for the upcoming meeting between the neighboring nations, which will be led by these two officials.

Among the issues discussed and planned to be addressed in detail by the representatives of both countries are border infrastructure to facilitate trade and the transit of people, electromobility of the automotive industry and cybersecurity.

Likewise, investment in the south of Central America was discussed in order to establish migration as an option and not a necessity. This is due to the fact that Joe Biden's administration announced, this week, that around 861 million dollars would be invested in this issue.

Among the participants of the meeting held on Wednesday were Tatiana Clouthier, Gabriel Yorio, Esteban Moctezuma, Roberto Velasco Álvarez and Luz María de la Mora.

Another reason for the meeting between Ebrard and Harris is to discuss "High Level Economic Dialogue" (HLED), a bilateral mechanism that aims to promote trade and economic growth based on three pillars: competitiveness and connectivity; economic growth, productivity and innovation; and global and regional leadership.

Since 2016, the HLED had not been carried out, but had a relaunch this year following an agreement between Presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Joe Biden.

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