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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Says Country Will Not Pay For U.S. Border Wall

President-Elect Donald Trump repeatedly stated during his campaign that the U.S. was going to build a border wall and that Mexico would pay for it.
Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto gestures as he announces a plan to strengthen the economics for families in Mexi
Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto gestures as he announces a plan to strengthen the economics for families in Mexico City, Mexico January 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday said Mexico will seek to negotiate issues including trade, security and migration with the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump, but would not pay for a U.S. border wall.

Peña Nieto, speaking to an assembly of foreign diplomats, said he would continue to promote free trade integration in North America.

Mexico would invest in a more secure border but not a wall, he added, but the U.S. shared responsibility on immigration and should work to stop the southward flow of illegal weapons.

 

(Reporting by Mexico City newsroom)