Mexican president meets Trump for first time with business on the menu

9 July 2020
2020-07-09 12:26

Mexican President Lopez Obrador met his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday. The leftist leader has brushed off criticism at home to push ahead with plans to meet Trump, a Republican widely disliked in Mexico because of his incendiary remarks about its people.

The meeting apparently aims to celebrate the start of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, but disputes over energy sector contracts in Mexico could arise as the two men got together in the afternoon. Mexican-U.S. cooperation over Trump's immigration policies could feature prominently, although one source familiar with the matter said the talks aimed to prioritize business.

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