US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Mexico on Sunday to participate in a summit of North American leaders and to discuss immigration and drug trafficking.
After making his first politically fraught stop since assuming office at the southern US border, Biden traveled north to Mexico City’s new international airport, Felipe Angeles.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, his Mexican equivalent, gave him a red carpet welcome and escorted him to his armored limousine from the airport with him.
In what is known as the “Three Amigos” summit, Biden will have one-on-one and group meetings with Lopez Obrador and Justin Trudeau on Monday and Tuesday.
Biden has prioritized the rise in smuggling of hazardous drugs and irregular migration as the main topics of his trip to Mexico, which is his first as president. Trade and environmental issues are also on the agenda.