Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mexican leader to invite Trump to inauguration, signals shift on Venezuela

http//sundayduru.blogspot.com      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would welcome U.S. President Donald Trump to his Dec. 1 initiation, as the liberal flagged a potential move in Mexican strategy toward Venezuela.

Lopez Obrador, who won race by a surprising margin on Sunday, said he would welcome Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and different heads of state to his swearing in.

"A welcome will be sent to Donald Trump. We are neighboring nations, we have financial and exchange relations, an obligation of fellowship," Lopez Obrador told a news meeting.

Relations between the two men will be under investigation to see whether they can move past pressures over relocation, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Trump's request that Mexico pay for an outskirt divider.

The 64-year-old Lopez Obrador needs to handle an arrangement with Trump under which the United States helps financial advancement in Mexico and Central America, and Mexico attempts to decrease movement from the area north.

Lopez Obrador proposed the issue with Trump on Monday in what he depicted as a cordial and conscious telephone call. Trump said he felt the relationship would be a "decent one."

A helper to the approaching Mexican president said the call filled in as a reset in ties between the neighboring nations.

Lopez Obrador's group is getting ready for a joint gathering with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and active President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City toward the finish of one week from now.

More straightforwardly patriot in viewpoint than his quick antecedents, Lopez Obrador has indicated little enthusiasm for outside issues previously, concentrating on Mexico's local issues.

Answering to an inquiry concerning the approach his legislature would take to the emergency in communist drove Venezuela, Lopez Obrador stated: "We will apply the outside strategy of non-intercession of self-assurance of countries."

Non-mediation in the issues of different states has been a bedrock of Mexico's remote strategy.

In any case, Pena Nieto's administration has stood up unequivocally against Venezuelan pioneer Nicolas Maduro for what it sees as his undemocratic works on, agreeing with the United States and looking for votes against the OPEC country in political gatherings.

Lopez Obrador called the news gathering to report that his nearby assistant Marcelo Ebrard, 58, would trade his unique pick for outside priest, Hector Vasconcelos.

Ebrard, who succeeded Lopez Obrador as leader of Mexico City, is viewed as a political direct on the left.

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