Mexican president praises foreign minister after U.S. agrees to drop tariffs

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:18 AM PT — Monday, June 10, 2019

Mexico’s president has commended his foreign minister, following successful negotiations which led to the U.S. dropping its planned tariffs.

During a press briefing Monday, President Andes Manuel Lopez Obrador said avoiding the tariffs was more important than playing political games with Washington.

The White House withdrew the tariff threat over the weekend after Mexico agreed to beef up its own border security and crack down on the caravans attempting to invade the U.S.

Military Police form up on the highway, in Metapa, Chiapas state Mexico, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. A law enforcement group of police officers, Marines, Military Police and immigration officials arrived at the area to intercept a caravan of migrants that had earlier crossed the Mexico – Guatemala border. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Lopez Obrador said he was happy with the deal:

“We experienced ten complicated days due to the issue of tariffs, the decision to place those tariffs on the goods produced in Mexico and are sold in the United States…they were difficult days. Our delegation in Washington did very well, the results were good.”

The Mexican president said despite their crackdown on immigration, Mexico would continue to respect the human rights of illegal immigrants.

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