Mike Pompeo meets next Mexican president, says Trump wants better ties

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By: Reuters | Mexico City |
Updated: July 14, 2018 7:57:33 am


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Source: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps in the road,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico’s next leader on Friday, following the leftist’s landslide victory this month. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in turn, handed Pompeo a letter addressed to Trump with his plans to reset the relationship, focusing on trade, immigration, development and security, said Marcelo Ebrard, an aide to the incoming president.

Ebrard called the encounter “frank, respectful, and cordial.” The visit by Pompeo and other top U.S. officials was, Pompeo said, intended to signal the “deep importance” Trump gives to what has been an increasingly strained bilateral relationship. Trump…

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