The President of the United States Donald trump held on Friday, January 27, a telephone conversation with President of Mexico, Enrique peña Nieto. Reported by the Associated Press. According to the Agency, the interview lasted about an hour.
As RIA Novosti reported, citing a communique of the Mexican government, the presidents agreed not to publicly discuss the subject of payment for the construction of a wall on the border between the two countries.
“In respect of payment boundary wall, both presidents acknowledged their clear and loud of the divergent positions on such a sensitive topic and agreed to resolve these disagreements in the course of comprehensive discussion of all aspects of bilateral relations. The presidents also agreed not to publicly discuss this controversial subject”, — the document says.
Later at a press conference with the Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may trump promised to start new negotiations on trade agreements with Mexico. “We are going to start new negotiations on trade agreements with Mexico. And it will be good for both countries”, — said the President of the United States.
Next week was scheduled meeting of the two presidents in Washington, however, the Mexican leader suddenly on Thursday cancelled his visit to the United States. It happened after trump made the first steps towards the implementation of their plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
On 25 January, the new head of the White house signed a decree on the protection of state borders, involving the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. According to trump, the construction will begin soon and will initially be financed from the budget of the United States, however Mexico reimburses 100 percent of costs.
Two days earlier, Reuters reported that trump intends to sign a decree on the revision of the agreement on free trade in North America (NAFTA) concluded between the USA, Canada and Mexico.