The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, responds to Donald Trump: vent his “frustration” in the United States

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, responds to Donald Trump: vent his “frustration” in the United States

0

It was an unprecedented response, as it had not done since Donald Trump took office in the United States.

In a message to the country, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, suggested the New York tycoon to review the source of his anger.

“If your recent statements derive from frustration over matters of internal politics, your laws or your Congress, address them, not Mexicans,” he said.

“We are not going to allow negative rhetoric to define our actions.”

Peña Nieto’s response comes after President Trump ordered the National Guard to be deployed to the southern border of the United States.

It would be between 2,000 and 4,000 soldiers who, according to the White House revealed on Thursday, would support the Border Patrol agents.

But the message of the Mexican president also responds to a series of tweets and comments from the tycoon, motivated by a caravan of migrants from Honduras who wanted to reach the northern border of Mexico.

Donald Trump ordered the deployment of thousands of troops on the border with Mexico.
Copyright of the GETTY IMAGES imageImage caption Donald Trump ordered this week to deploy thousands of troops on the border with Mexico.

Trump warned that he would cancel the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), if the Mexican government did not stop the Central Americans.

“It is better that the great caravan of people from Honduras, who come across Mexico to our border of ‘weak laws’, stop, NAFTA is at stake, as well as foreign aid for Honduras and the countries that allow this The congress must act now! “the president tweeted on Tuesday.

To this, Peña Nieto responded: “Evoking the words of a great president of the United States of America: we will not be afraid to negotiate, but we will never negotiate with fear”.

“We demand respect”

Although it is not the first time that the US government sends the National Guard to its southern border, Trump’s decision was not well received in Mexico.

The Mexican Senate demanded respect from the US president and sued the Peña Nieto government to suspend binational collaboration on immigration matters.

The four presidential candidates also rejected the deployment of troops: Margarita Zavala, Ricardo Anaya, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and José Antonio Meade.

On Twitter, the independent Zavala wrote to Donald Trump: “When it comes to defending national dignity, we all speak with one voice and demand respect . 

Peña Nieto recalled these pronouncements in his message to the nation, in which he recalled the negotiating tone of his government with the US president.

Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, and Donald Trump, of the United States.
Copyright of the AFP imageImage caption “The efforts of the Mexican government have been aimed at building an institutional relationship of mutual respect and benefit for both nations,” said Peña Nieto in response to Trump’s decision to send troops to the border.
President Trump has not secured funds to expand the border wall.
Copyright of the GETTY IMAGES imageImage caption Donald Trump promised in his presidential campaign to expand the border wall between his country and Mexico.

“The efforts of the Mexican government have been aimed at building an institutional relationship of mutual respect and benefit for both nations.”

This has been noted in the Mexican position in the NAFTA negotiations and the fight against drug cartels, he added.

The relationship between both countries “is intense and dynamic that naturally represents challenges”.

But that does not justify “threatening attitudes or lack of respect among our countries,” insisted Peña Nieto.

“If you want to reach agreements with Mexico, we are ready, as we have shown up to now, always ready to dialogue with seriousness, in good faith and in a constructive spirit”.

About author
Profile photo of Rava Desk

Rava Desk

Rava is an online news portal providing recent news, editorials, opinions and advice on day to day happenings in Pakistan.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *