Top Mexican officials are expected to arrive in Washington for talks with senior officials in the Trump administration Wednesday — the same day the White House is announcing plans for building a wall on the border — hoping to turn the page after a period of tense relations.
Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who has led talks between the Mexican government and the Trump transition team, and Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo are approaching the meetings on trade, security and immigration with a similar negotiating strategy to the “America First” policy President Donald Trump reaffirmed Friday in his inauguration speech.
“We say Mexico first,” a senior Mexican diplomat told CNN on the eve of the two-day visit. “If they want to re-visit the relationship, then we say, yes. Let’s see what they want, what they bring to the table and how it can better benefit us.”