Joe Biden and AMLO ‘letter’ for the 200 years of relations

The presidents of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and from the United States, Joe Biden Emotional letters were sent celebrating the bicentennial of relations between the two nations.

The first letter that was delivered to AMLO during the meeting that the Mexican president had with the special presidential adviser for the Americas of the United States, chris dodd in the National Palace.

Biden sent a warm message for the commemoration of the 200 years of the United States-Mexico relationship and pointed out that it is more significant because it coincides with the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

“This bicentennial is all the more significant because it falls on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a holiday with deep religious and cultural significance for millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans,” Biden stressed.

The North American president said that in addition to being neighbors, a great friendship based on values ​​has taken root between the citizens of the two nations, on the commitment to respect and promote freedom, democracy and the application of the law.

“And we share a strong and deep economic alliance that has made North America one of the most competitive regions in the world,” Joe Biden said in the letter.

In addition, Biden pointed out that as a result of Mexico-United States relations, it has been strengthened and enriched by the cultural and family contribution that has emerged from the American society of Mexican origin for generations.

“Over the course of our shared history, Mexico and the United States have shown that together we are stronger and more secure, that our futures are irrevocably connected, and today, we embark on a new century of partnership, mutual respect, and commitment to shared aspirations and remembering that nothing is out of our reach if we stick together,” Biden concluded.


For his part, Andrés Manuel López Obrador responded to the letter with another letter thanking Biden for his words and reaffirming that it is a special day because it is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is a symbol of the spirituality and devotion of the majority of Mexicans from Mexico and the United States, but pointed out that it is not easy to forget the loss of half of Mexico’s territory at the hands of the United States.

“You say that it is a special date because it commemorates the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is the symbol of the highest spirituality and devotion of the majority of Mexicans here and there, including Latin America and the Caribbean” says his letter.

“In these 200 years, not necessarily by decision of our peoples but rather by governments, we have faced very difficult stages in relations. It is not easy to forget the military interventions of the United States in Mexico and the loss of half of our territory However, it is important to mention that we have had long periods of understanding, cooperation and friendship between peoples and governments.”

In addition, AMLO said he recognized the support of the United States in some crises that Mexico experienced in its history.

“How can we forget that President Abraham Lincoln never recognized the French intervention in our country and the so-called Maximilian Empire. We also do not stop recognizing the policy of respect and good neighborliness that was achieved during the governments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and General Lázaro Cárdenas Del Río Even now our relations are unbeatable, because, as you maintain, our countries are the best trading partners in the world.”

López Obrador also all the issue of affection between the two nations. “The affection and affection of our peoples has increased like never before. In addition, your attitude of respect towards the sovereignty of Mexico has been exceptional: You are the first president of the United States in several decades who has not ordered the construction of even a meter of wall between our borders”.

Finally, the president of Mexico told Biden about his interest in the visit he will make to Mexico.

“I can tell you in advance that on your next visit I am very interested in proposing three topics for a long-range agreement: plan import substitution to produce in North America and throughout the continent, what we consume; apply a program for the well-being of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and consider them allies, respecting their sovereignties as you maintain, ‘on an equal footing’ under the principle of self-determination of the peoples”.

Joe Biden and AMLO ‘letter’ for the 200 years of relations