Aug 8, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris to discuss COVID vaccines with Mexican president

President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Vice President Kamala Harris
President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Vice President Kamala Harris. Photo: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he will discuss COVID-19 vaccines during a phone call with Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: López Obrador hinted that more coronavirus vaccines could be donated from the U.S. to Mexico as the latter battles a spike in cases driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.

  • "There are commitments for us to have more vaccines, provided by the United States government," he said during a speech in Ciudad Juarez, just south of Texas.

The big picture: The United States has donated more than 110 million coronavirus vaccine doses to over 60 countries, including more than 4 million doses to Mexico, per a White House fact sheet.

  • Harris traveled to Mexico earlier this summer as part of her role helping the administration shore up diplomatic ties with Latin America and addressing the root causes of migration from the region, issues that have been exacerbated by COVID-19.
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