Mexico’s president is expected to ask President Biden to share the U.S.’ vaccine supply with its neighbor to the south, Reuters reported.
Biden and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are set to meet virtually Monday. Lopez Obrador has frequently called on wealthier nations to take steps to ensure poorer ones can also access the vaccines. A White House official told Reuters “we fully expect that to come up” but that Biden, while open to discussing the issue, will prioritize inoculating as many Americans as possible.
“Once we actually get the pandemic under control, the economic recovery is one where we’re going to have to eventually open our borders,” the Biden administration official said. “But we cannot open our borders if Canada and Mexico have not similarly addressed the pandemic. So collaboration with Mexico is a top priority.”