The US President Donald trump and the President of Mexico Enrique peña Nieto on Friday held a telephone conversation, which lasted about an hour. About it reports Reuters with reference to the White house.
On the eve Nieto announced that he would not go to the US to meet with trump, which was scheduled for January 31. Shortly before trump has offered his Mexican counterpart to cancel the visit, if Mexico doesn’t want to pay for the wall.
Last Thursday, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer announced that funding for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico will be funded by a tax on the import of goods from that country.
This week the US President has signed a decree on the protection of the state border, which must begin the construction of the wall on the land border with Mexico. Commenting on the upcoming construction, trump said that Mexico is guaranteed to reimburse US for the construction of the wall. Mexican President on Thursday reiterated that Mexico will not pay for the wall.
The first telephone conversation between the two leaders took place on January 21 – the first day of President trump. As mentioned in the statement of the Mexican side, the President stressed in a conversation with trump “the strategic importance of bilateral relations” and said he wants to keep US “open dialogue”. Both leaders with this approach agreed. Then trump and Nieto agreed to a personal meeting.