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Minister Joly meets with president-elect of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum

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June 27, 2024


June 26, 2024 – Mexico City, Mexico – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s president-elect, and with Juan Ramón de la Fuente, the incoming Secretary of Foreign Affairs, in Mexico City. Minister Joly congratulated president-elect Sheinbaum on her historic electoral victory that will see her become the first woman president of Mexico and congratulated the incoming Secretary on his appointment.

During the meeting, Minister Joly and her counterparts reflected on 80 years of friendship and robust relations between Canada and Mexico. They also discussed the importance of continuing to work together as bilateral partners and in the North American context. While highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and its successes, Minister Joly and her counterparts underscored the importance of regular migration pathways for both countries’ economies. They agreed to continue to regularly review the broad range of issues affecting mobility, including visa processes, to support safe and orderly migration.

They also discussed the importance of collaborating to advance North American economic competitiveness and highlighted the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement as a cornerstone in building economic security in North America. They also discussed how Canada and Mexico can continue to collaborate to expand trade and investment. Minister Joly and her counterparts emphasized that they look forward to working together to deepen the relationship between Canada and Mexico and advance the two countries’ shared interests in North America.

Minister Joly reiterated her gratitude to Mexico for the help last summer to combat Canada’s worst forest fire season and discussed with her counterparts the need to work together to combat climate change. Canada and Mexico will continue to collaborate on environmental initiatives bilaterally, trilaterally, and multilaterally. Later this year, Mexico will become chair of the trilateral Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Canada looks forward to advancing shared areas of interest within the North American context.