Mexico’s new top diplomat says the country will not promote conflict or confrontation with the United States but also won’t be submissive.
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Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray didn’t mention the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump in a speech Monday. But he did mention the “considerable challenge of U.S. political dynamics.” Trump has said he will build a wall along the two countries’ border and renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement. He’s recently threatened heavy tariffs on Mexican cars exported to the U.S.
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Videgaray said “there are voices that are already promoting a strategy of conflict, confrontations and even insult. Others predict a shameful submission.”
Videgaray added “Mexico will not choose either of these false solutions,” instead opting for “intelligence and dignity, opening the doors to dialogue.”