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US, Guatemala discuss migrant crisis

US, Guatemala discuss migrant crisis

The US President Joe Biden and his Guatemalan counterpart Alejandro Giammattei have discussed the latest developments over the phone. They have shared thoughts on how to decrease the number of undocumented Guatemalans migrating north, Reuters reports.

The two presidents have discussed on Thursday how to cooperate in their fight against drug trafficking and corruption. The issue of illegal migrants also was on agenda.

According to Joe Biden, his office has encouraged Mexico and Guatemala to keep up border enforcement in their countries. In comparison with his predecessor, Donald Trump, President Biden welcomes cooperation with the countries of Latin America.

“We talked about the importance of strengthening cooperation as strategic allies to generate prosperity in Guatemala, combat drug trafficking, corruption and thus reduce irregular migration,” the Guatemalan president wrote on Twitter.