Mexican President to Hold Monday Call With VP Harris

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks virtually to the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican President, will talk about COVID-19 vaccines Monday with Kamala Harris, the U.S. Vice-President. This is amid recent spikes in caseloads in both countries caused by highly contagious variants of coronavirus.

The Mexican leader spoke but did not give any details about other topics he and Harris would discuss during the Monday phone conversation.

U.S. President Joe Biden had Harris selected earlier this year to lead diplomatic efforts in Mexico and other Central American countries, focusing on economic development and regional migration.

Lopez Obrador appeared to preview additional U.S. vaccine donations.

“There are commitments for us to have more vaccines, provided by the United States government,” he said, speaking at a new national guard installation in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, just south of Texas.

He also praised the six-month-old U.S.-Mexico relationship under Biden, calling them based on respect for our sovereignty as well as development cooperation.