Washington DC, 12 December 2022 (TDI): United States (US) and Mexico are celebrating 200 years of their diplomatic ties. The countries officially establish bilateral relations in 1822.

To celebrate 200 years, Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas, Christopher Dodd is visiting Mexico. The Advisor will meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López.

In this vein, Dodd will accompany Foreign Secretary of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard to attend celebrations of the bicentennial relations of the US & Mexico.

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The officials will discuss issues of shared interests, including promoting economic growth, collaboration on regional migration challenges, and combatting drug trafficking.

Commemorative Event in the US

The Embassy of Mexico in the US held an event with the Mexican community in Washington DC to commemorate the relations. The Ambassador of Mexico to the US, Esteban Moctezuma participated in it.

Commemorative Event in Mexico

Similarly, the Embassy of the US in Mexico also held an event to commemorate the bicentennial relations. The participants include Mexican-American leaders who promote the bilateral relationship between both nations.

The Ambassador of the US in Mexico, Embajador Ken Salazar discussed the prospects of growing relations in economic, commercial, and political fields.

US & Mexico bilateral ties

Over the course of two hundred years, the United States and Mexico have developed rich diplomatic relations. The relationship is mature, multifaceted, and comprehensive.

The broad scope of relations between both countries extends beyond diplomatic and official relations. It encompasses extensive commercial, cultural, and educational ties.

Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people cross the border legally each day.  An estimated 1.6 million US citizens live in Mexico, and Mexico is the top foreign destination for US travelers.

Both countries enjoy strong trade relations with both being each other’s biggest trading partners and Mexico is the third-largest trading partner for the US.

The Bicentennial Framework, which was agreed upon in October 2021, establishes a new security relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Also read: US-Mexico Defense Bilateral Working Group 2022

Notably, the relationship is so close-knit that domestic legislation passed in either nation directly affects the daily lives of millions of Americans and Mexicans.