translated from Spanish: AMLO could meet with Donald Trump

Mexico.- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said on Friday that he is likely to have a meeting with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, and estimated that the meeting could be to assess the progress of the agreement that halted the imposition of tariffs.” We’re sure to have this meeting later. We want to assess the outcome of the (migration) agreement and we could do this together,” the representative said from the National Palace, a few hours after Us President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed his desire to have a meeting with the Mexican.

Of course this meeting could take place, AMLO reiterated.

HELP US Click the Google News star and follow usIn a television interview with Telemundo, Trump said, “I like Andrés Manuel López Obrador, I want to meet him.”

Donald Trump. Photo: EFE

López Obrador took advantage this Friday to emphasize that his government has always advocated “having relations with all governments and peoples of the world”. And especially “have good relations with the United States government, with President Donald Trump.” This exchange of cordial messages comes after intense weeks in which diplomatic relations between the two countries were jeopardized by the threat of a possible trade war. Questioned by the press, López Obrador said he cannot “run away from a government.” And, on the possible meeting with Trump, he estimated that this could occur on September 7 at the end of the evaluation period of the agreement, which is to start in mid-July. Mexican Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard took advantage of his friday intervention to remember that “the scenario could be of a trade war between the two countries and instead” is seeing a quiet Trump, in peace. To achieve this, Mexico undertook to implement a migration plan that halts the exodus from Central America to the United States.Several actions have been happening in recent days: the deployment of the National Guard on Mexico’s southern border, a significant increase in migration agents and a development plan for the south of the country and Central American countries.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Reformation

Ebrard stated that the deployment of the National Guard through the southern border was over and that 650 immigration agents were eventually incorporated, without this being the final number, but enough to start operating. On Thursday, the government announced that it would invest $30 million in El Salvador to promote employment through a reforestation program. This same mechanism will be replicated later, with similar investment, in Guatemala and Honduras, countries where the climate crisis has swept away a lot of jobs and led to a mass exodus.” $100 million will be invested to implement a program very similar to Sembrando Vida (for esforestation) in this case in El Salvador, then guatemala and then Honduras,” he said. This “wants to demonstrate that these actions can create immediate opportunities for people.” Ebrard also reported that 17 United Nations agencies will participate in this “unprecedented programme” for the development of Central America.The European Union also appears ready to support this Mexico-driven plan, according to a communiqué issued yesterday by the organism. Ebrard, on the other hand, stressed the importance of acting to eradicate human trafficking, which is currently “a fact that cannot be denied”. Following the recent remecedeofning of nearly 800 migrants travelling in overcrowded trucks, the chancellor said that this is not an isolated event and that the Government is investing efforts and resources to end “a network” of human trafficking that begins before leaving the country of origin and ending in the United States.He also expressed the Mexican Government’s concern about the presence of numerous unaccompanied minors traveling with these “mafias”, who request between $3,500 and $5,000 from each person who wants to reach United States.” These billion-dollar funding networks, which raise billions of dollars, are being prosecuted and investigated. (These measures) came to stay, Mexico is going to act that way consistently,” the chancellor said. 

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