The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in the Mexican capital promising to work with authorities to address common problems like the coronavirus pandemic and migration.
Ken Salazar will meet in the next few days with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to present his credentials as ambassador.
Salazar arrived in Mexico City two days after Presidents Joe Biden and López Obrador’s top advisers met in Washington to resume a high-level economic dialogue.
Officials said they hope to make progress on issues such as migration, infrastructure and trade.
Migration has continued to be a particular problem for both countries.
In recent weeks, López Obrador has faced criticism for images and videos in which immigration agents and agents of the country’s National Guard maintain violent clashes with migrants in the southern state of Chiapas.
The pressure around migration in southern Mexico, as well as on the border between the two countries, has caused the Mexican president to resume his work to persuade the United States to finance social projects that he has implemented in southern Mexico and that According to him, they could expand to Central America.
He noted that he sent a letter to Biden this week in which he noted that people participating in such programs could be offered work visas in the United States, because Biden will need the manpower to carry out his ambitious plan to infrastructure.