There is no law that can force Mexico to pay for the wall: Mexico foreign minister

"There is no legal instrument or law that can force Mexico to pay for the wall," said Claudia Ruiz Massieu during a meeting with Mexican legislators.
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06/12/2016
16:41
Mexico City
Horacio Jiménez and Suzzete Alcántara
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Mexico's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, reassured senators that there are no international instruments or laws that would force Mexico to pay for the wall that President-elect of the U.S. Donald J. Trump plans on building between the two countries and which, he says, Mexico will pay for.

During a meeting with Mexico's lower chamber of congress regarding President Enrique Peña Nieto's Fourth State of the Nation Address, Ruiz Massieu rejected the idea that Mexico would pay for the wall.

According to the legislator Jorge Carlos Ramírez Marín, Ruiz Massieu said during the meeting that “there is no legal instrument or law that can force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall between U.S. and Mexico.”

A press conference was scheduled to take place after the minister's meeting with legislators; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Ruiz Massieu had to cancel the event at the San Lázaro Legislative Palace.

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