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Presidents of U.S., Guatemala discuss migration, cooperation in fighting drug trafficking

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday that he had spoken to U.S. President Joe Biden about how to decrease the number of undocumented Guatemalans migrating north and how to cooperate in their fight against drug trafficking and corruption.

Biden has been gradually unraveling immigration policies put in place by former President Donald Trump but the new administration has encouraged Mexico and Guatemala to keep up border enforcement in their countries.

“We talked about the importance of strengthening cooperation as strategic allies to generate prosperity in Guatemala, combat drug trafficking, corruption and thus reduce irregular migration,” Giammattei said in a Twitter post. He gave no further details.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu in Guatemala Citu; editing by Grant McCool

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