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Mexican celebrates November U.S. border opening, date to be decided

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday cheered a U.S determination to open their shared border in November after greater than a 12 months of pandemic restrictions, however added that the exact date was nonetheless being labored out.

“The opening of the northern border has been achieved, we are going to have normality in our northern border,” Lopez Obrador mentioned in his every day morning press convention.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas earlier mentioned U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico would reopen in November for absolutely vaccinated vacationers after being closed to non-essential crossings since March 2020 due to the pandemic. learn extra

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard mentioned the border reopening will coincide with a push to reactivate financial actions within the frontier area, the place Mexico has made an enormous effort to carry vaccination charges consistent with the United States.

He mentioned high-level bilateral financial conferences going down in November will concentrate on the border area. Other conferences will be held in coming days to work out particulars of the reopening.

Ebrard mentioned Mexico had been strongly pushing Washington for the border to reopen, together with laying out proposals throughout a go to by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

The United States “have accepted many proposals that we made along the way to achieve this”, Ebrard mentioned, with out giving particulars.

Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; writing by Drazen Jorgic; enhancing by Frank Jack Daniel

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