Mexico’s foreign Ministry expressed disappointment with the statement by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on supporting the construction of the U.S. wall at the border. A statement published on Saturday, January 28, on the Agency’s website.
“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Mexico has expressed to the Israeli government via its Ambassador in Mexico my deep surprise, rejection and frustration with a message of Prime Minister Netanyahu on Twitter about the construction of a border wall. Mexico is a friend of Israel, and his Prime Minister should treat it properly,” — said in a statement.
The Mexican foreign Ministry reminded that share Israel’s position regarding the rejection of racism and xenophobia, expressing willingness to cooperate with Israel in combating all forms of discrimination.
Earlier on January 28, Netanyahu endorsed in a Twitter initiative of the U.S. President Donald trump about building a wall on the border with Mexico. “Trump is right. I built a wall along the southern border of Israel. It stopped all illegal immigration. A great success. A great idea,” wrote the Israeli Prime Minister.
27 Jan trump discussed the construction of the wall in a telephone conversation with President of Mexico, Enrique peña Nieto, agreed to start the search for compromise on this issue. Previously, the Mexican leader has cancelled his visit to the US scheduled for next week.
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.