Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a ceremony at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City on February 23. Hector Vivas / Getty Images
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask US President Joe Biden to share a portion of the Covid-19 vaccine supply on Monday, according to a Mexican government official who was briefed on the plans for the interview.
The two heads of state and government will hold a virtual bilateral meeting on Monday.
What the collaboration might look like – a purchase agreement, a donation or a loan – is not defined, the official told CNN.
The first step is whether the United States is willing to work together, the source said.
Mexico has signed purchase agreements for hundreds of millions of vaccine doses at various vaccine manufacturers around the world, the vast majority of which have not yet been met.
It has also bought vaccine supplies from both Russia and China, but has not received vaccines directly from the US, its main ally and largest trading partner.
Pfizer, an American company, has supplied Covid-19 vaccines to Mexico – but these were manufactured in European laboratories and are only available in relatively limited quantities.
On Sunday evening, Mexico said it had given nearly 2.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines.