Guajardo and Videgaray travel to Washington

Prior to the second round of renegotiations of the NAFTA, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of Economy will travel to Washington to meet with their counterparts
Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (L) and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray – Alfredo Estrella/AFP
30/08/2017
15:49
Ivette Saldaña
Mexico City
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Prior to the second round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, and the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, will travel to Washington to meet with their counterparts on August 29 and 30.

Mexico´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) announced that the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of Economy are meeting with Rex Tillerson, current United States Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, to review a series of topics on the bilateral agenda and "recent developments."

The trade issue will also be present, which will be addressed a few days after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to end NAFTA, since Secretaries Videgaray and Guajardo will meet with Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative and Jared Kushner, Senior White House adviser to review specific issues in the trade relationship between the two countries, as well.

Moreover, Secretary Videgaray will meet with Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to reinforce bilateral collaboration in the different regional issues.

In a statement issued by the U.S. Department of State, the agency reaffirmed the ongoing bilateral cooperation in Central America to combat transnational criminal organizations discussed during the meeting.

The press release issued by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be read in Spanish at the following link: http://bit.ly/2wj6cdT.

The press release issued by the U.S. Department of State can be read at the following link: http://bit.ly/2vFXbcb.

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