The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, emphasized that the future of global business is not in Russia or China, but in the Americas region.
Part of it has to do with the development of the economies of the countries of origin of migrants, places like Central America where there are commitments from President Biden to maintain investments, the diplomat explained at a media conference.
“The United States in recent years (invested) $2.4 billion from the United States government to develop Central American countries; in addition, $1.8 billion has already been submitted to Congress,” Salazar explained.
Regarding the absence of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from the Summit of the Americas, the US ambassador noted that bilateral relations “are good and will remain so forever.”
Ken Salazar stressed that the attendance of the leaders who attended the Ninth Summit of the Americas made it the most successful event in the history of these meetings.
In this sense, he noted that once the Continental Meeting is over, it is time to work on economic issues, energy, climate change, migration and the future of youth.
He agreed with President Lopez Obrador on various issues such as interest in making progress in orderly migration and programs that serve those under 25, with employment and opportunities that make them rooted in their communities.
Noting his government’s goals, he noted, “President Joe Biden’s goal for the Americas is to have America, a hemisphere of great prosperity. Second, investments in Central America to ensure the development of these countries; third; climate change. We know we live in a time of crisis.”