Trump, Mexican President Speak by Phone amid Wall Dispute

تم نشره في Sat 28 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico - (Archives)

WASHINGTON — Amid the diplomatic showdown over US President Donald Trump’s order to build a border wall and who should pay for it Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico spoke by telephone for an hour on Friday and agreed to proceed with negotiations on a range of bilateral issues, both leaders said.

The presidents made an effort to say that the call had been productive, implying that tensions had cooled, but they stood their ground on their positions, with no suggestion that the conversation had resolved their disagreement over fundamental issues, most notably the payment for construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico, The New York Times said.