President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico reported that the President of the United States, Donald Trump called him to guarantee that, after a request was made, at the end of this month Mexico will have a thousand ventilators for the Covid-19 pandemic. He also announced that to personally thank President Trump for this gesture of help, and as a testimony to the entry into force of the T-MEC, he requested to meet with the U.S. President between June or July.
In a series of tweets, the President of Mexico indicated that in addition to Mexico being able to obtain a thousand ventilators and medical equipment, the US president guaranteed that Mexico will be able to acquire more of these supplies from the U.S because there are restrictions on the purchase of this medical equipment in the United States.
“President Donald Trump called me to respond to the request we made about the acquisition of ventilators and intensive care medical equipment. He guaranteed me that by the end of this month we will have a thousand ventilators and we will be able to acquire more because our country has no restrictions on purchases of equipment from the United States. It is a new gesture of solidarity with Mexico,” The Mexican President posted on his Twitter account.
On April 10, Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that he had asked the President of the United States for his help with the sale of 10,000 ventilators and 10,000 monitors to Mexico to combat the coronavirus.
At a press conference in the National Palace, the head of the Federal Executive explained that his counterpart replied that he would consult with his supply team for these supplies and that he would respond.
“We have good relations (with the government of the United States) and we asked in the name of the Mexican people to help us by selling us 10,000 ventilators and 10,000 monitors. I told him that we know of the difficult situation they are going through, the lack of ventilators in general, and monitors, but I also expressed to him that they have more possibilities, they have more plants, they have more technological development, and they have more economic resources,” he said.