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

Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico California

Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico California

Trump, who has called the surge in migrants an "invasion", had threatened to keep raising tariffs against Mexico up to 25% unless Lopez Obrador's government satisfied his demands.

Trump's ongoing war with elements of the United States media could bubble back into view this week with the publication of a book by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

There is further uncertainty around Trump's comments on Saturday that Mexico had agreed to "immediately begin" buying "large quantities" of agricultural goods from US farmers.

Top Democratic senators said many aspects of the deal were not new, while the Mexican ambassador to the United States declined to confirm whether it contained any commitments on agricultural goods.

"We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the USA has been asking about getting for many years".

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Mr Ebrard said the agreement reached on Friday after days of "most hard negotiation" bought Mexico time to show it could succeed in driving down the number of migrants. The document has been signed but not yet ratified by the three North American nations.

He said that United States negotiators had wanted Mexico to commit to "zero migrants" crossing its territory, but according to Mr Ebrard, that was "mission impossible".

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Ebrard said he thought Trump might be making a calculation based on Mexican agricultural imports when freed from the threat of tariffs.

On Friday, the United States and Mexico struck a deal to avert a tariff war, with Mexico agreeing to rapidly expand an asylum program and deploy security forces to curb illegal immigration from Central America.

"We're very pleased with this agreement".

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The U.S. also hailed Mexico's agreement to embrace the expansion of a program implemented earlier this year under which some asylum-seekers are returned to Mexico as they wait out their cases.

Trump and other administration officials, however, say Mexico made major concessions and have credited his threat to slap a 5% tax on all Mexican goods if the country didn't immediately agree to do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the US southern border. Without the threat, Trump has insisted, Mexico never would have acted.

The deal, announced on Friday after three days of talks in Washington, averted Trump's threatened imposition of 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods that had been due to start on Monday unless Mexico committed to do more to help reduce an increase in migrants arriving at the US southern border.

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