President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador held a private meeting in Washington on Wednesday with businessman Mexico and the United States, where they talked about economic cooperation, investment, sovereignty, and progress with justice.
The meeting was attended by Carlos Slim Hel and Carlos Slim Domit, from Grupo Carso; Francisco Cervantes, president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE); and Antonio Del Valle, president of the Mexican Business Council.
Representatives from the United States included Suzanne Clark, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, Myron Brilliant and Patrick Ottensmeyer, president of Kansas City Southern.
So far neither the government nor businessmen have provided details of the meeting.
Leaving the meeting, Pemex’s director, Octavio Romero Oropeza, told the press that US businessmen expressed “doubt” to López Obrador regarding his energy policy.
“There were doubts, and requests, he offered to sort them out and take care of them,” he said.
He said millionaire investments were discussed at the meeting, particularly in the energy sector, but he gave no further details.
At the Mexican Institute of Culture we hold meetings with entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States. We talked about economic cooperation, investment, sovereignty and progress with justice. pic.twitter.com/sSy5OlLR0s
– Andres Manuel (@lopezobrador_) July 13, 2022
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The meeting was held at the Mexican Institute of Culture. López Obrador arrived at the meeting minutes after 9 a.m., under security measures imposed by the Secret Service.
“What is the purpose of this meeting, well, to follow up on the conversations we have had about economic integration in the strategic, value and supply chain sectors,” said Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard.
Later, via his Twitter account, Ebrard wrote: “At breakfast with the CEO of the US-Mexico Dialogue, President López Obrador reported that the investments of US companies in our country to be made between this date and 2024 already amounted to 40 billion dollars. . Good news for Mexico!!”
At breakfast with the CEO of the US-Mexico Dialogue, President López Obrador reported that the investments of US companies in our country to be made between this date and 2024 already amounted to 40 billion dollars. Good news for Mexico!!
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) July 13, 2022
government of Mexico agrees to invest 1,500 million dollars in infrastructure and border security for the remaining six years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s tenure.
The money that Mexico will invest will be used in modernizing border crossings, improving security, creating local jobs, and building and modernizing land ports of entry on the northern and southern borders.
In addition, López Obrador made five statements to his partner Joe Biden, mainly on issues of energy, fuel and migration.
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