Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary Antony J. Blinken on February 26 will participate in a virtual trip to Mexico, where he will meet with Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard, and Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier to discuss continued collaboration between the governments of the United States and Mexico to address irregular migration, manage common environmental concerns, promote our mutual security, and strengthen our economies to the benefit of our businesses and workers.
- With 2,000-miles of border and 55 active land ports of entry, bilateral relations directly impact the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans.
- Every day, we benefit from $1.8 billion in two-way trade; outside of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people legally cross the border on a daily basis.
- Additionally, 1.5 million U.S. citizens live in Mexico, and Mexico is the top foreign destination for U.S. travelers.
- The United States and Mexico collaborate closely to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce secondary economic impacts, restricting non-essential travel across borders while addressing the economic impact of reduced mobility along the border.
- The United States has committed to provide $2 billion to the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization to support vaccine procurement and distribution.