Mexican president to meet Trump to set ‘new phase’ in ties

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto reached out to US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, agreeing to meet with the Republican billionaire whose anti-immigrant rhetoric has infuriated Mexicans. Pena Nieto said he had congratulated Trump for his election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton during a “cordial, friendly and respectful” phone conversation. “I agreed with the president-elect to meet, preferably during the transition period, to define with clarity the direction that the relationship between both countries should take,” he said from his official residence.

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