Ken Salazar, the US ambassador to Mexico, expressed his confidence on Sunday that the differences and controversies between the two countries regarding energy policy and the ban on the entry of transgenic corn for human consumption until 2024 can be resolved through dialogue. But if they can't be solved through conversation, they will have to be solved through the legal system.
"We have the T-MEC law, where differences between nations must be resolved." "We have a very good, strong dialogue with Mexican government agencies," Salazar told the media after a ceremony in Mexico City honoring the statue of President Abraham Lincoln as part of Presidents' Day.
Salazar added, "Hopefully, these issues can be resolved through dialogue." "If not, they will be settled legally."
Tom Vilsack, the US Secretary of Agriculture, criticized Mexico's new law that limits the importation of transgenic corn last Wednesday. However, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied that there was a "rupture" with the US.
While the Mexican government has eliminated the limit it had set to end the importation of transgenic corn for livestock in 2024, the prohibition on corn for human consumption remains in place. Also, starting in 2022, international panels are expected to talk about how to open up Mexico's electricity sector.
Salazar also spoke about the security situation and the fight against fentanyl trafficking between the two countries.