Apr 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Mexican president to talk migration with VP Harris on May 7

Andrés Manuel López Obrador,

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris on May 7 to discuss the surge of migration at the countries' shared border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard tweeted Saturday.

The big picture: The scheduled meeting comes as the Biden administration takes a multi-pronged approach to the increased number of migrants coming to the southern border, Axios' Stef Kight reports.

  • Harris, who has been tapped to lead U.S. negotiations with Central American countries, is scheduled to meet virtually with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. She'll visit the region in June.
  • The U.S. is also expected to soon announce its plan for investing aid in Central America.

What they're saying: The May 7 virtual meeting will focus on “the common goals of prosperity, good governance and addressing the root causes of migration," Harris' office said, per AP.

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