Well, we all knew this was coming.
Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto has had a change of heart and wants to start a new relationship with President Trump and the United States.
He wants a reset.
Pena Nieto made the comments during a speech in Costa Rica, where he stressed the challenges regarding trade and reiterated his vow to President Trump to revise NAFTA.
This is the first step towards the first payment on the Trump Wall.
From Yahoo News
San José (AFP) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday he is working on “a new relationship” with the US and thanked Latin American neighbors for support as Mexico faces “big challenges” with its vital trading partner.
His comments were made at a one-day summit in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose that gathered leaders from Mexico, Central America and Colombia.
US President Donald Trump, who took office in late January, has vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Trump has also stepped up anti-immigration policies affecting Latin Americans, and is moving forward with a commitment to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Pena Nieto thanked his counterparts for “the displays of solidarity and trust they have shown Mexico in these recent months as Mexico faces very big challenges in building a new relationship with the United States government.”
The Mexican president did not go into details about the state of play between his country and the US.
But relations are at their lowest point in years.
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Mexico sends 80 percent of its exports to the United States, with which it has a $60 billion trade surplus.
Trump has asserted that NAFTA is costing US manufacturing jobs and he is promoting protectionist policies, including consideration of a border adjustment tax on imports.
Mexico is said to be weighing cuts in the $2.3 billion in corn it imports from the United States if NAFTA negotiations go sour.
Pena Nieto told the summit: “We are sure that we are going to be able to reach an understanding that will be positive for both our nations.”
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