Mexico, USA, and Canada Unite to Promote Inclusion and Racial Equality
The foreign ministers of Mexico, the United States, and Canada, Marcelo Ebrard, Antony Blinken, and Mélanie Joly, respectively, met this Monday to sign the “Declaration of the North American Alliance for Inclusion and Racial Equality”. The foreign ministers reaffirmed the need to combat discrimination and hate of all forms, while stressing the responsibility they have to ensure equal opportunities for all people regardless of their gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
Antony Blinken noted the commitment of all three nations and especially the United States, where President Joe Biden’s first act was the signing of an executive order to advance racial equity and support underserved communities.
Meanwhile, the Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard stated that all three countries had similar goals and objectives, with the main idea being of “breaking down barriers and ending prejudice.”
The meeting concluded with all three ministers highlighting the importance of this alliance and their intention of continuing to work together with “fierce urgency” to ensure the realization of equality and inclusion of all in their countries.
This meeting takes place shortly after the bilateral meeting between the President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the President of the United States Joe Biden, the first encounter between the two leaders which was deemed the most productive and cordial since the beginning of President Biden’s term in office.
The three leaders will continue to exchange between them at a trilateral meeting tomorrow, discussing topics such as migration, energy, and drug trafficking.
The Declaration of the North American Alliance for Inclusion and Racial Equality marks an important step towards achieving equality for all citizens of Mexico, the United States, and Canada and advocating for the inclusivity of minorities.