Mexico’s Lopez Obrador discusses development with Trump


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he and U.S. President Donald Trump had in a phone call discussed boosting economic development in Mexico and Central America in order to stem migratory pressures.

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters during a rally as part of a tour to thank supporters for his victory in the July 1 election, in Mexico City, Mexico September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The two arranged the call after Mexico, the United States and Canada agreed a new trilateral trade deal late on Sunday. Speaking at Mexico City airport, Lopez Obrador said the development plan also included potential investment from Canada.

Reporting by Mexico City Newsroom; Editing by Dave Graham

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