December 9, 2021

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Mexico and Canada discuss migration, weapons, vaccines and trade

Discussed the possibility of expanding vaccine production in both countries with the migration event and arms smuggling in the Mexico and Canada region, as well as other issues such as trade, innovation and movement. When Roberto Velasco, head of the North American section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), visited the country.

“The bilateral relationship between Mexico and Canada is going at a great moment. Despite some significant global challenges such as the epidemic and the global economic downturn, there are coincidences and opportunities for expanding bilateral cooperation between Mexico and Canada,” Velasco said.

During the mission, which began on Tuesday, October 26, Mexico seeks to strengthen bilateral ties. The Foreign Ministry explained that the visit came after an invitation between President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 7. The leaders acknowledged the importance of continuing to work for the prosperity of North America And reconciliation with the tribal people.

Velasco was accompanied by Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada. Participated in the tripartite schedule of “Enhancing Cooperation in North America” ​​as the first act of the tour, Organized by the Mexican and Canadian companies of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

The meeting discussed common issues, including illegal arms smuggling. It highlighted the strategic lawsuits of the Mexican government against arms manufacturers In U.S. Federal Court.

Velasco noted the unification between Mexico and Canada on issues such as gender, inclusion and diversity, and the important areas of opportunity at the tripartite level derived from the implementation of the D-MEC and shared progressive vision. Following that, A working meeting was held between three North American officials in general view And areas of cooperation at the tripartite level.

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As part of his work schedule in Canada, the Head of Division for North America held meetings with Canadian Deputy Secretary of State Marta Morgan and US Deputy Secretary of State Michael Grant. He spoke on topics such as the expansion of bilateral trade, climate change and migration. Importance of expanding and coordinating international cooperation efforts for vaccine production, defense cooperation and development in the region.

He also met with the President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada (Business Council of Canada), Goldie Haider, as well as the Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISEDC), Simon Kennedy, cHe discussed with them the importance of attracting supply chains from the pharmaceutical industry And technological initiatives, in which Canada makes significant investments.

Velasco, on the other hand, had the opportunity Re-opening movement issues and boundaries With the Vice President of Canada Border Services (CBSA), Ted Gallivan, and Catrina Tapley, Deputy Foreign Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC), who reported on foreign relations.

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