Mexico’s president will be among the first foreign leaders to meet with Trump this month

1/21/2017 Los Angeles Times

HE_Enrique_Peña_Nieto,_President_of_Mexico_(9085212846)Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke to President Trump by phone Saturday morning to congratulate him on his inauguration and set the tone for upcoming talks between the two countries.

Trump and Peña Nieto will meet in Washington on Jan. 31 to discuss trade, immigration and security, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in Washington.

The Mexican president’s early visit to the Trump White House underscores the importance that Mexico City places on having smooth relations with the new  U.S. administration, despite candidate Trump’s many broadsides against Mexico and Mexicans.

According to a statement released by the Mexican government, Peña Nieto told Trump on Saturday that he hopes to work together “with a focus on respect for the sovereignty of both nations and shared responsibility.”

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