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US President Joe Biden will arrive in Mexico on Sunday, a day earlier than previously expected, for a visit that will include a North American leaders’ summit, the Mexican government announced.

Biden will fly into the capital’s new international airport, Felipe Angeles, one of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s flagship projects, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

“You will be welcome in Mexico!!” he tweeted.

Biden is scheduled to meet Lopez Obrador on Monday and hold three-way talks with the Mexican leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the next day.

Biden announced Thursday that he would visit the border town of El Paso in Texas on Sunday before traveling to Mexico, unveiling what he said would be a “safe and humane” new plan to tackle immigration.

Up to 30,000 qualifying migrants will be allowed into the United States each month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela if they arrive by plane, while restrictions are tightened on those seeking to enter illegally.

 

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