In letter to Mexico, Trump urges quick NAFTA renegotiation

Marcelo Ebrard picked by Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as foreign minister shows the letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Mexico City Mexico

Marcelo Ebrard picked by Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as foreign minister shows the letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Mexico City Mexico

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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday released a one-page letter from Donald Trump in which the USA president urged a speedy renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

But they stalled in the run-up to the July 1 presidential election in Mexico, which produced a landslide victory for veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Marcelo Ebrard, the president-elect's proposed foreign secretary, read a copy of the letter at a news conference with Lopez Obrador that said the incoming administration's aim was to "start a new chapter in the relationship between Mexico and the United States, based on mutual respect".

Freeland said that the increase in tariffs for solar panels is a violation of NAFTA had occurred despite the fact that the Commission United States global trade found that imports from Canada is not detrimental to the economy of the United States.

The spat over metals has diminished relations between Canada and the USA, with Trump hurling personal insults at Trudeau on Twitter, and raising questions about whether the NAFTA talks can proceed. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hasn't shown an openness to do that, the people said.

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In the letter published Tuesday, Trump said he thought a NAFTA deal would lead to more jobs and higher wages on both sides of the border, "but only if it can go quickly, because otherwise I must go a much different route", he wrote. "We will try to make emigration optional and not necessary", Lopez Obrador wrote in the seven-page letter.

Last week, Trump mused about separate deals with Canada and Mexico.

I think that prolonging the uncertainty could slow down investments in the medium and long-term, which obviously hinders economic growth in Mexico and, therefore, the government's.

Guajardo is due to meet his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday, also to discuss NAFTA.

Trump has spoken against Mexican immigration and trade, and Obrador pledged to put Trump "in his place" during his campaign, but despite this history and their differing politics, Obrador said he is optimistic about their working relationship, Reuters reported. In more recent months-amid reports that NAFTA talks have grown contentious and that the U.S.is considering withdrawing altogether - the administration announced tariffs on certain imports that directly affect our neighbors to the immediate north and south.

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