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US secretary of State to visit Mexico next week

Mexico City, Mexico — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that July 13, the United States Secretary of State, Michael. R. Pompeo will visit Mexico City.

According to Notimex, the US official will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso and president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

In a statement, they said that the objective of the meeting will be to work on issues of bilateral relations in its different aspects, including migration, trade, security and cooperation for development.

The announcement of the Mexican chancellery comes after Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with Enrique Peña Nieto where they addressed the issue of political transition, as well as working together and in unity for the renegotiation of the Free Trade Agreement.

The meeting was agreed upon after López Obrador and Donald Trump had their first telephone conversation after the election in which they spoke for 30 minutes on various topics, including NAFTA.

The person in charge of the transition in international affairs of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Héctor Vasconcelos, affirmed that there will be a new chapter in the relationship with the government of Donald Trump with clear objectives and alliance for the benefit of both nations.

Although he said that there is still no date for a meeting between López Obrador and the US president, he stressed that “there is a clean slate” with Trump, because the tone is different from the new reality faced by both.