Mexico and the countries of the Northern Triangle, made up of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, signed today, after the investiture of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president, an Integral Development Plan to address the migratory phenomenon.
"Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras agreed to lay the foundations of understanding to build an Integral Development Plan that will promote the development and opportunities of the region, contributing to the prevention of the migratory phenomenon and attacking its structural causes," the Government reported. of Mexico in a newsletter.
In the inauguration of the leftist leader, the document was signed by the Mexican president and also by the Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales, and of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, as well as by the vice president of El Salvador, Óscar Samuel Ortiz.
"The link and similarities between southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras stressed the need to address the phenomenon of migration as a complex problem that requires adequate governance to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration," the statement said.
This plan, of which López Obrador had previously spoken without giving further details, will seek to give "a comprehensive regional perspective and contemplate priority attention to the entire cycle of migration."
In this way, and as part of the agreed actions, work will be done on "the creation of a fund, with the fundamental objective of implementing the Integral Development Plan that includes programs, projects and specific actions, in order to generate jobs and combat poverty".
With that base, the leaders instructed their respective chancelleries to work with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) so that in the first quarter of 2019 the existing opportunity areas have been identified and unified.
As well as the design of the Integral Development Plan and its future implementation and "in harmony" with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and the Global Compact for a Safe, Ordered and Regular Migration.
With this initiative, the Government of Mexico is committed to the Northern Triangle region "to strengthen social development and comprehensively combat the causes of the migration phenomenon," he added.
Since mid-October, several caravans made up of thousands of Central American migrants travel through Mexico with the desire to reach the United States.