Trump & Mexican President Hold Hour Long Phone Call, Updated With White House Statement

Trump & Mexican President Hold Hour Long Phone Call, Updated With White House Statement

Joint Statement On U.S.-Mexico Relations:

“The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour. The call was mutually arranged by their teams.

The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, the importance of the friendship between the two nations, and the need for the two nations to work together to stop drug cartels, drug trafficking and illegal guns and arms sales.

With respect to payment for the border wall, both presidents recognize their clear and very public differences of positions on this issue but have agreed to work these differences out as part of a comprehensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

Both presidents have instructed their teams to continue the dialogue to strengthen this important strategic and economic relationship in a constructive way.”

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams.

The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, the importance of the friendship between the two nations, and the need for the two nations to work together to stop drug cartels, drug trafficking and illegal guns and arms sales.

With respect to payment for the border wall, both presidents recognize their clear and very public differences of positions on this issue but have agreed to work these differences out as part of a comprehensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

Both presidents have instructed their teams to continue the dialogue to strengthen this important strategic and economic relationship in a constructive way.

“WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke by phone for an hour Friday with Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, a day after a dispute over Trump’s proposed border wall caused a rift between their two nations and cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the two leaders.

A Trump administration official confirmed the call took place at 9:30 a.m., speaking on condition of anonymity because a formal readout is scheduled to take place later in the day.”

http://www.wtsp.com/mb/news/trump-speaks-by-phone-with-mexican-president-after-meeting-canceled/393913880

“The two spoke for about an hour, and both presidents made an effort to say that the call had been productive, suggesting that tensions had cooled, at least publicly.

But they stood their ground on their positions, with no suggestion that the call had resolved their disagreement over fundamental issues.

“With respect to the payment for the border wall, both presidents recognized their clear and very public difference between their stances on this very sensitive issue. The presidents also agreed for now to not speak publicly about this controversial issue,” the Mexican president’s office said in a statement.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/world/americas/trump-mexican-president-phone-call.html