Donald Trump again Insists that Mexico pay the wall at the G-20 Summit

Trump reiterates his position before the media, shortly before his first bilateral interview with Peña Nieto since his arrival in the presidency
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US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had begun his first face-to-face meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, who is still intent on the Latin American country paying for the wall he wants to build on the southern US border The two presidents stood before the photographers and when the media was invited to leave the room before their first bilateral interview, a correspondent asked if he “still wanted Mexico to pay for the wall.” “Totally,” was the response of Trump, who participates with Peña Nieto at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. The bilateral meeting, which began more than an hour late, took place more than five months later That Peña Nieto canceled a visit to the White House to meet with Trump, with tensions over the payment of the wall. “The theme of the wall was not discussed,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said after the meeting. “That’s how we agreed and it was,” he insisted. Likewise, Videgaray refrained from valuing Trump’s comment. “He said that we did not hear him,” he added. Among the issues addressed at the meeting, he highlighted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed between Mexico, the US and Canada and which Trump threatened to break. “We are negotiating NAFTA and several other things with Mexico and we will see what happens, but I think we have made very good progress,” Trump said. “There is room to make a better agreement for the three parties,” said Videgaray after the meeting. Peña Nieto, for his part, advocated maintaining a “fluid dialogue and to continue working and cooperating in various areas for the” security “of the two And stressed the need for both sides to assume their responsibility in the fight against organized crime.Trump was accompanied at the meeting, among others, By Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Treasury Managers Steve Mnuchin and Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and the US National Security Adviser.

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