In January, President Biden will visit Mexico City for a summit with North American leaders, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
Biden will meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 9 and 10, 2023, national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters.
The official said next month’s summit “will build on the progress of the last one, with concrete initiatives” focused on climate and the environment, migration, diversity and inclusion, and increasing South America’s economic competitiveness. North.
Biden is expected to meet with López Obrador, followed by a trilateral meeting that includes Trudeau.
Biden hosted the leaders of Mexico and Canada at the White House last year for the North American Leaders Summit.
Migration is probably the most important issue. Biden will face pressure from Republicans and some Democrats who are calling for him to do more to stop the flow of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border.
The Biden administration is preparing for the lifting of pandemic-era border restrictions under a policy known as Title 42. Critics worry it will lead to an increase in migration that the United States is not equipped to handle.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Title 42 would remain in effect for now.