So neighbors and sometimes very far – El Financiero
Tomorrow there will be a summit of North American leaders in Washington, which will not only resume after five years, but will also be the first face-to-face meeting between the presidents of Mexico López Obrador; Joe Biden of the United States and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to the White House, through the top The heads of state of the three countries will reaffirm their strong ties and complementarity at the same time They will chart a new path to cooperate To end the Covid-19 pandemic Strengthening health security, a key issue for keeping borders open.
In this regard, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard stressed “the interest at the regional level in promoting universal access to vaccines, so (we will talk about) what are the responsibilities of the three countries in relation to the rest of the world, where there is a huge disparity in access.”
So far, 52.2% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. But only 4.6 percent of people in low-income countries received at least one dose, Our World in Data warns.
In addition, the Washington Summit It will address competitiveness and growth issues fair, to include climate change, the regional vision of immigration.
According to the announcement of tomorrow’s meeting at the White House, Strengthening the Partnership between Mexico, the United States and Canada “It is essential to our ability to build back better, revitalize our leadership, and respond to a growing set of regional and global challenges.”
Biden’s slogan isBuilt again betterThis is what he will seek to suggest to his peers in Mexico and Canada to rebuild what has been lost during the pandemic.
Along those lines is the trillion-dollar US infrastructure bill, enacted Monday that includes transportation money, broadband and public services, among other things.
the meeting Among the three heads of state It should have been implemented almost straight After Biden will be elected or that take a stand in January, because it was a priority for the three countries, says senior ambassador Martha Barcena.
It’s a good thing it takes place in November, but lost time necessary to address various issues What are they urgent for Increases Competitiveness of North America Against the rest of the world and especially against China, the former Mexican ambassador in Washington added to La Silla Roja de Bloomberg financier.
A few days ago, AMLO said that if the problem arises during his visit to Washington due to the uncertainty that Mexican energy policy is causing in the United States, he will defend his constitutional reform initiative arguing that companies “don’t want to stop stealing.”
in the subject of The shift towards a green economy, which means that energy transmission, where Mexico’s visions are far beyond the United States and CanadaParsina is considered.
For Mexico, “it is important to understand how the energy matrix in the United States and Canada will be transformed, because since the North American Free Trade Agreement (…) there has been a backbone to this integration and it has been the automotive sector,” recalls the consultant at the Latin America Center.
But “if we don’t transform the automotive sector (from diversification) into the energy matrix, we will be left out and then T-MEC will stop getting the benefits (for Mexico) that it could have,” he cautioned.
Barcena’s comment came at the right time, not long ago The issue of electric cars has become a flashpoint in trade relations between Mexico and the United States.
The Mexican Embassy in Washington sent a letter to members of the US Congress expressing concern about a legislative proposal to grant tax incentives to consumers who buy electric vehicles produced in the United States.
According to the Mexican government – like the Canadian government – there will be discriminatory treatment of foreign car producers and a violation of the negotiated agreements reached at T-MEC.
but Mexico took the longest to express its concern for electric vehicle catalysts made in the United States, From receiving harsh criticism from members of the US Congress They accuse the Mexican government of violating its T-MEC obligations on energy issues and of discriminating against companies in their country.
There is no doubt that energy is the subject in which Mexico is most distant from its northern neighbor.
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