AMLO confirms that Joe Biden arrived at his hotel in Polanco

This Sunday, January 8, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will arrive at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) with the aim of attending the North American Leaders Summit, next Tuesday, where he will share an agenda with the Mexican president. Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, who will also set foot on national territory through AIFA, one of the greatest works of the current administration. Participants are expected to address the following topics: diversity, equity and inclusion, climate change, migration, health and safety.

9:30 p.m. | AMLO confirms that Biden arrived at the hotel
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that Joe Biden is at his hotel in Mexico City and that tomorrow, Monday, he will accompany him to the National Palace to continue talking about matters of interest to our peoples and nations.

«I received President Joe Biden at the AIFA and accompanied him in his vehicle to his hotel. Tomorrow he will be with us at the National Palace.

9:17 p.m. | Biden walks Paseo de la Reforma

With a delegation of around 40 vehicles, Joe Biden circulated along Paseo de la Reforma, where the hotel that will receive him for the North American Leaders Summit is located nearby. Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau is expected to land tomorrow.

8:25 p.m. | control tower lights up

The AIFA Control Tower was illuminated with the colors of the United States due to the arrival of President Joe Biden.

7:50 p.m. | Tecámac residents receive Biden

After the announcement of the transfer by land of the entourage of the President of the United States, Joe Biden through the San Jerónimo Xonacahuacan Boulevard that connects with the Mexico-Pachuca Highway, coming from the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), hundreds of citizens of the municipality from Tecámac gathered at the obelisk of that place to welcome him.

The municipal government reported that according to the latest report from the Civil Guard, more than 1,500 people were counted, concentrated from Real Granada to the Obelisk, waiting for the US president’s convoy to pass.

7:45 p.m. | López Obrador climbs to “The Beast”

After the reception ceremony that Joe Biden had, AMLO climbed the so-called “The Beast”, to arrive with his counterpart on the streets of Campos Eliseos, in the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office.

The welcoming delegation was made up of the Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE) Marcelo Ebrard, the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, as well as the representative of Mexico to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma.

7:35 p.m. | AMLO receives Biden with a brotherly greeting

President Joe Biden got off his aircraft and was received by President López Obrador, who greeted him on national soil. AMLO will be the first Mexican president to board “La Bestia”, the armored vehicle they will use to travel to Polanco, in the center of the country.

7:20 p.m. | Joe Biden’s plane lands at AIFA

At around 7:20 p.m., the official Air Force One plane arrived at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), where it will be received by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. On the track, the entire security device of the US president is arriving.

6:45 p.m. | Antony Blinken arrives in Mexico

The Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, confirmed his arrival in Mexico alongside Jill Biden at the Mexico City Airport (AICM). He published on his social networks that the objective of this visit is to create a more competitive North America. “It is fitting that my first trip in 2023 is to meet with our neighbors and partners, Mexico and Canada,” he added.

6:30 p.m. | They prepare a temple next to the AIFA track

Dozens of journalists arrive at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) and are placed in front of a booth that is placed on the side of the runway, where Joe Biden will arrive and will be received by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. A marching band is enlisted for the ceremony.

6:15 p.m. | They mount operational in Polanco

Elements of the National Guard, as well as the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America, mounted an operation in the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office, specifically in the Polanco area where US President Joe Biden is expected to stay.

5:00 p.m. | AIFA ready to welcome Biden

Isidoro Pastor Román, general director of the “Felipe Ángeles” International Airport (AIFA), pointed out that everything is ready to receive the president of the United States, Joe Biden, in what will be his first visit to Mexico as president.

In an interview, he pointed out that several are working for the reception ceremony that will be led by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at 6:50 p.m.

Air Force One will land on runway 04 left – 22 right of the AIFA FBO (Mixed Operations Base or Private Aviation Terminal) platform.

The presidential limousine known as “The Beast” is already in the AIFA. In this armored Cadillac vehicle, the presidents of Mexico and the United States will be transported to the capital.

4:48 p.m. | Up to the AICM Jill Biden

Jill Biden, the president’s wife, arrived in Mexico independently and was received by Beatriz Gutierrez Müller at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) with a full security device. According to her schedule, released by the United States Embassy in Mexico, her arrival was scheduled around 4:30 p.m., while at 5:30 p.m. she will make a local visit to the mexican capital.

4:00 p.m. | AMLO on his way to receive Biden

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, through his social networks, reported that he toured the Mérida-Campeche section of the Mayan Train prior to his meeting with presidents Biden and Trudeau. In the same way, he said that he is already on his way back to receive his North American counterpart at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).

3:32 p.m. | Operation launched in CDMX

The Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City (SSC CDMX) will lead an operation to receive the president in the capital. As part of the event that will take place in the National Palace, the closure of the streets of the Historic Center is being prepared.

Roads like Correo Mayor, Pino Suarez, November 20, February 5, September 16, Venustiano Carranza or Republic of Guatemala are under security. Axis 1 North, Central Axis Lázaro Cárdenas, José María Izazaga are recommended as alternatives.

2:50 p.m. | Biden arrives in El Paso, Texas, before his meeting with AMLO

The US president arrived in the border state on his official Air Force One plane, before having his meeting with AMLO, the first since he took office since 2021. He was received by Governor Greg Abbott to meet with border officials to discuss migration issues and trafficking in illicit substances.

2:39 p.m. | Reveal arrival time

It is expected that around 6:30 p.m. US President Joe Biden will arrive at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) to participate in the North American Leaders Summit, next Tuesday, January 10, together with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The head of the Mexican Executive will receive him personally to have more space to talk about “bilateral” issues. Both leaders will travel in “The Beast”, the official vehicle of the North American presidents.

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