In the spirit of their strong partnership, President Joe Biden spoke to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico this afternoon. President Biden and President López Obrador discussed challenges at our shared border and committed to continuing their productive partnership. President Biden expressed his appreciation for Mexico’s operational support and for taking concrete steps to deter irregular migration while expanding lawful pathways. The two leaders reiterated their shared commitment to bolster our joint efforts to counter transnational criminal organizations involved in the illicit trafficking of drugs, guns, and people. They agreed to continue close cooperation between our two governments in improving the lives of Americans and Mexicans and in advancing opportunities throughout the Western Hemisphere.