Apr 27, 2020 09:55 AM

Before the announcement by the United States about the entry into force of the Trade Agreement of Mexico, United States and Canada (T-MEC) for July 1, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confided that the country will be ready to start at the same time , on that date. "Things are going well, there has been nothing extraordinary, but we do not know," he said, stating that at night he will meet with part of his cabinet to follow up on the number of beds in hospitals, as well as ventilators and medicines. "From there will arise the approach of when we can start the period of activities, of course, it is very likely that we start first in some parts of the country, also, that where it begins, care should be taken that it will not provoke a increase in contagions, there are already going to be new habits to start recovering our normalcy in economic and social terms.

 Articulation with the United States will also depend on this, ”he indicated in his press conference on Monday. After recalling that his administration plans to start activities "with great care" on May 17 in some municipalities of the country, and in the rest from June 1, he added: "I think that by July 1 we are going to be in a position to start the Treaty, as contemplated ”.

The Chief Executive explained that he is in communication with the United States government because the production chains of the neighboring country also depend on the opening in Mexico of plants that produce inputs or even part that are used in the US war industry.

"The best moment is going to be sought, it is a matter of achieving the balance between health and economics, and if it is possible, when the general interest prevails, when the recommendation of doctors and scientists prevails, also when common sense prevails over the reactivation of the economy, is to look for the right middle of the two positions ”.

In addition, he reiterated his solidarity and condolences to the population of the United States for the death of thousands of people because of Covid-19, which also includes Mexicans who work in that country.


Source: T21