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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met this Thursday afternoon with the United States Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, to deal with pending issues regarding the energy sector and the electricity reform that is being discussed in the Congress of the Union.

“I had a cordial conversation with the Secretary of Energy of the United States, Jennifer Granholm. We discussed matters of interest to our peoples and nations; respect, understanding and the will to cooperate for development prevailed,” President López Obrador published in his twitter account.

Before his meeting with the chief executive, Jennifer Granholm He met with his Mexican counterpart, the Secretary of Energy, Rocío Nahle García.

In a short statement, the Later He explained that the energy policies of each country were discussed at the meeting and they agreed that both the United States and Mexico must have self-sufficiency and strengthen the ties of cooperation between both nations.

During the meeting, it was highlighted that thanks to the respect that exists between the two nations and the political experience of both Ministers of Energy, progress is being made in energy cooperation between Mexico and the United States,” reported the Secretary of Energy.

Photo EE: Courtesy Secretariat of Energy.

Earlier, the Mexican foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, welcomed the US official to the country.

In his Twitter account, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, highlighted that the visit of this official is an opportunity to strengthen ties between both nations in terms of clean energy generation.

“Welcome Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy. He shared with us his vision of the enormous opportunity of clean energy for North America. We remember the electric taxis in the city in 2010. Jennifer is a great leader of the topic. Ken Salazar, always key”, tweeted the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Upon arrival in Mexico, Granholm said that both countries will be “strong allies and great supporters of a strong US economy,” although he has “some issues” related to energy reform and clean energy generation.

On the morning of Friday, January 21, the rector of the energy policy of Mexico’s largest trading partner will hold a meeting to discuss the work of women in energy, in which the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, will participate, together with the heads of Energy and Economy, Rocío Nahle and Luz María de la Mora. Subsequently, he will meet with specialized energy media to give his position on these issues.


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