AMLO regrets that the US Congress. has not approved aid to the region to curb irregular migration

He also criticized that the delay in the approval of US$4 billion in aid by the United States Congress

Joint statement between President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Guatemala. – After his official visit to Guatemala, the presidents of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his counterpart Alejandro Giammattei, signed a joint declaration of cooperation aimed at discouraging illegal migration.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei emphasized in the Comprehensive Development Agreement, with the Northern Triangle countries, led by Mexico and ECLAC. Guatemala has 22 projects that they hope to materialize in the coming months for the development of the border area with Mexico.

Meanwhile, President Lopez Obrador, He pointed out that they will collaborate with the governments of the region with a focus on respect for the sovereignties and characteristics of each country., to deal with common problems.

“The common root of the main problems that afflict us is the same: poverty, inequality, social disintegration, marginalization and historical denial of effective rights for the majority. This gives rise to migration and crime, to addictions and violence, The other side of the coin is development and social peace, which are the fruits of justice and the provision of well-being for the populations”, expressed in his speech the Mexican president.

The Mexican president emphasized the programs that he has implemented in his country such as Sembrando Vida, that offers farmers a monthly payment to plant fruit or timber trees to recover damage from deforestation and seek income.

He also spoke about the Youth Building the Future program, which allows young people who have reached working or university age to train as apprentices in a variety of private companies, social or public organizations, with a remuneration, with a salary paid by the state and with the commitment of their tutors where they are working that they will be taught skills that facilitate their insertion in the labor market.

López Obrador pointed out that in order to apply these programs in the countries of the Northern Triangle, the cooperation of the United States with the necessary resources is essential..

“We cannot face the migratory phenomenon with border posts, with strict laws, but with well-being, safety and peace at the departure points of travelers, in the places of origin of the migrants., Lopez Obrador said.

The best thing is to address the problem of migration from the communities of origin, it is necessary to ensure that there is development, job, welfare, reiterated the Mexican president.

He also criticized that the delay in the approval of US$4 billion in aid by the United States Congress, despite efforts by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Call attention to President López Obrador, that the United States Congress approved more than US$30 billion to support Ukraine in the war and this request of US$4 billion, that began to be managed four years ago with former President Donald Trump, don't have support, "To this day, there is nothing, absolutely nothing", López Obrador reiterated.

The Mexican president will continue his official tour this Friday with a visit to El Salvador and a meeting with President Nayib Bukele.