The us president, Donald Trump has praised Wednesday the “strength” of links between the United States and Mexico, by inviting his mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House, during the first meeting between the two leaders.
“The relationship between the United States and Mexico has never been as good as it is now,” said in front of the press, the billionaire republican, including for election in 2016 on the promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
During his campaign, he was particularly qualified immigrants and latinos of “sales types” and had accused the mexican government to send killers and rapists in the United States.
“Each of us was elected on the promise to fight corruption, bring power to the people and to give priority to the interests of his country “, he launched to the address of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, elected head of his country in 2018. “I do and you do it “, he added.
For its part, the mexican president has adopted a tone particularly conciliatory vis-à-vis Mr. Trump. “I want to thank you for your understanding “, he said, believing that there was no reason for the “very good political relations” between the two countries deteriorate.
Officially, the first head-to-head between the two men, which took place a little earlier in the oval Office, was designed to celebrate the entry into force of the new treaty of free trade in north america.