Earlier, President Biden assigned Vice President Harris to lead efforts to reduce the influx of migrants along the southern border of the United States.
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei in a telephone conversation agreed to work together to address the root causes of migration towards the United States, the White House said in a statement.
“They agreed to explore innovative opportunities to create jobs and improve living conditions for all people in Guatemala and the region, including through promoting transparency and fighting crime,” the statement said.
President Joe Biden has tasked Harris to spearhead the US working with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to stem the surge in migrant flows in recent weeks.
Harris thanked Giammattei for his efforts to secure Guatemala’s southern border, the White House said.