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Mexico says Colombia’s Petro to join Migration Summit

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed that his Colombian counterpart Gustavo Petro will attend a regional summit to discuss ways to encourage people to stay in their home countries instead of joining the flood of U.S.-bound migration.

Gustavo Petro and André Manuel López Obrador

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The Latin American Post Staff

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Leer en español: México confirma la participación del Presidente colombiano Petro en la Cumbre sobre Migración

Colombian President Confirms Attendance

President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced that Colombian President Gustavo Petro has confirmed his attendance at a regional summit in Mexico. The primary objective of this summit is to address and manage the recent surge in migration. Lopez Obrador mentioned that he had a phone conversation with his fellow leftist leader, Petro, regarding the meeting scheduled for October 22, which will be held in the southern border state of Chiapas.

"Gustavo Petro confirmed to me that he will attend, along with other presidents," he said at a press conference.

Managing Increased Migratory Movements

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced the meeting plan during a press conference, emphasizing the need to manage and reduce the risks associated with increased migratory movements.

While President López Obrador didn't delve into specifics regarding the proposal or specify which countries would be invited, he did mention that nations from the Caribbean, Central America, and South America would be included.

Mexico's Commitment to Cooperation

This announcement follows Mexico's recent commitment to cooperate in tackling the surge of migrants at the southern border of the United States. Mexico has agreed to enhance deportation efforts, intercept migration flows, and negotiate with countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Cuba.

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