Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with U.S. Secretary of State yesterday, several hours after landing in Mexico City. The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, arrived in Mexico City mid-day and met with Mexico’s President shortly after.
The pair met at the National Palace. Before Blinken’s arrival, AMLO said that he would be meeting with Blinken but that the pair did not have an agenda. However, it was expected that they discussed security, economy and migration issues.
Accompayning Blinken was the Secretary of Commerce of the United States, Gina Raimondo.
“Productive and friendly meeting with the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and the Secretary of Commerce of the United States, Gina Raimondo,” reported President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about the Monday meeting.
The Mexico City meeting included Government of Mexico officials the Secretary of the Economy, Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, and the Secretaries of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, and of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon.
In addition, the head of the Unit for North America, Roberto Velasco Álvarez, the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and the commissioner of the National Migration Institute, Francisco Garduño Yáñez.
It is the second time López Obrador and Blinken have met.