Mexico’s president on Wednesday said he would send military assistance to the United States if Trump orders it.
Trump has said the U.N. Security Council should act against the Mexican military, and he has said he will impose a travel ban on Mexico and other countries that send troops to the U,Biden, who was in Mexico City to attend the annual U.n.
General Assembly meeting, told reporters.
Trump was scheduled to hold a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto later Wednesday.
“We have the same objectives: to secure the border, to reduce the number of drug smugglers that cross into our country, to end the drug cartel, to get the cartels out of the country,” Biden said.
The president has said that Mexico should take back some of its land, and Biden said he wanted to see how the Mexicans would implement that.
“That’s what I’ve been asking for, and that’s what we want to see, and we hope that that’s going to happen,” he said.
Pena is expected to meet with Trump later Wednesday in Washington, where he will also meet with other world leaders.
The U.s. has been building up a coalition of allies in the region to fight the cartels, which have stepped up their efforts to establish themselves in recent years.
But some allies say the president has not been doing enough to secure their interests.