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Donald Trump makes call to new president of Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — New president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, says he has already received a call from US president Donald Trump.

López Obrador says he and the American president chatted for 30 minutes, adding that he took advantage of the US president’s call “to explore a comprehensive agreement.”

He expressed to Trump the desire to initiate “development projects that generate jobs in Mexico, and with that, reduce migration and improve security. There was respectful treatment and our representatives will talk,” he said.

The US Embassy in Mexico, through its spokesperson Heather Nauert, congratulated the presidential candidate of the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition, Andrés Manuel López Obrador “for having been elected as the new president of Mexico.”

Through a statement, López Obrador added that the victory was in accordance with the initial results issued by the electoral authorities of Mexico, and stressed that the process on July 1 demonstrated “the commitment of the Mexican people to democratic values.”

He recalled that the American union and Mexico share a lasting relationship based on strong economic, cultural and historical ties, saying he hopes to deepen the existing “security and prosperity issues for the benefit of our citizens and the democratic values we share.”

He expressed confidence that he will “work with the administration of Peña Nieto during the transition period and with President-elect López Obrador when the new administration takes office on December 1 to continue strengthening our relationship and advance in the common goals of our two nations.”