Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly plans to discuss sending more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Mexico and Central America following reports of the spreading virus among a wave of illegal immigrants.
“We’re going to talk on Monday in order to keep working on our joint agenda of collaboration,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, according to the Daily Wire.
There are commitments for us to have more vaccines, provided by the United States government,” he added.
Kamala Harris to discuss sending 1.35 million vaccines amid surge in infected migrants https://t.co/SAKhwmrNRa
— Matthew Harrison (@Matthew73610025) August 9, 2021
Obrador also noted the conversation included a discussion of a “complete reopening of the northern border” and “mutual cooperation to face the pandemic” (English translation).
Volvimos a conversar con Kamala Harris, vicepresidenta de Estados Unidos. En buenos términos, tratamos el asunto migratorio, la completa apertura de la frontera norte para reactivar nuestras economías y continuar con la mutua cooperación para enfrentar la pandemia de #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/7XeNVyJGRW
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) August 9, 2021
According to Axios, “The United States has donated more than 110 million coronavirus vaccine doses to over 60 countries, including more than 4 million doses to Mexico.”
The new shipments will include a much larger commitment than the previous efforts. However, many are concerned not only about the coronavirus, but the ongoing border crisis between the two nations.