President of Mexico begins official visit to Colombia | News

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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), arrived this Friday in Cali, Colombia, to participate in the closing of the Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Drugs, held in the country from September 7 to 9.


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López Obrador was received by Colombian Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva at the airport and on the evening of this Friday, President Gustavo Petro went to the city of Cali and received his Mexican counterpart there.

“The leaders will have a preamble dinner to the Conference on Drugs, a space that will discuss the current problems in order to advance towards the new policy to combat drugs,” the Colombian Foreign Ministry stated.

“I am very happy to be here in Cali, in Colombia, and to have this meeting with my brother and companion (...) I come to greet President Petro fraternally,” stressed the head of state AMLO.

Subsequently, the Colombian president published on his social networks a photograph in which he hugs the Mexican president and accompanied by the following message: "The strategic alliance. To configure a great Latin American agreement on drug policy and immigration policy. With Mexico we will propose the change from Debt to Climate Action".

The Mexican president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena Ibarra and the Secretaries of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, and of the Navy, José Rafael Ojeda Durán.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry reported, through a press release, that it is considered that the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bárcena Ibarra signs a Letter of Intent on Bilateral Cooperation for the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) to implement in Colombia. the Sowing Life and Youth Building the Future programs, and make preparations for the XI meeting of the Joint Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Likewise, it is intended to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the office of the Colombian vice president, Francia Márquez Mina, regarding the strengthening and promotion of the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples.

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