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Mexico agrees with U.S. to continue 'serious' NAFTA talks

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 00:45

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said in Washington that Mexico had agreed with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to continue with a ''serious'' renegotiation process of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said in Washington on Wednesday (August 30) that Mexico had agreed with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to continue with a "serious" renegotiation process of the North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S. President Trump has threatened three times in the past week to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement, revisiting his view that the United States would probably have to start the process of exiting the accord to reach a fair deal for his country. Trump renewed his threat to scrap NAFTA and ripped on trading partners Canada and Mexico in a tweet early on Sunday (August 27), days before the three countries were scheduled to hold a second round of negotiations on rewriting the 23-year-old agreement. A second round of talks starts on Friday in Mexico City to renegotiate the 1994 accord binding the United States, Mexico and Canada. Videgaray was in Washington to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who thanked Mexico for its assistance in efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the neighboring U.S. state of Texas.

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Mexico agrees with U.S. to continue 'serious' NAFTA talks

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 00:45