Mexico Calls Meeting of Regional Lithium Producers | News | teleSUR English

On Wednesday, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) called Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile to a meeting to “do joint work” regarding lithium extraction.

This call occurs after Mexico enacted a reform to the Mining Law that declares lithium as a mineral of public utility whose exploitation can only be carried out by the State. To do so, the AMLO administration will create a new public institution.

“There are countries where lithium has already been nationalized, as is the case in Bolivia… Although that has not happened in Chile and Argentina, their governments are interested in this meeting,” Lopez Obrador revealed, adding that Mexico will learn from national experiences and define well the characteristics of the public company.

Mexico Calls Meeting of Regional Lithium Producers | News | teleSUR English