Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican president

Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican president

Jared Kushner to meet with Mexican president

Kushner's top-secret security clearance was downgraded last month after it was revealed that he and dozens of other Trump administration officials had been working for months on interim clearances.

In February, Pena Nieto abruptly canceled a visit to Washington, after reports circulated of a testy exchange and breakdown in communication during a phone call with Trump.

On Monday, Trump reiterated that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bad for the United States, accusing Mexico of doing enough to stop drugs making its way across the US border. Videgaray was scheduled to accompany the Mexican head of state on that trip.

Trump repeatedly declared both on the campaign trail and from the White House that Mexico would pay for a wall on the USA border to stop illegal immigration.

The White House has either fired or reassigned multiple employees over problems with their security clearances, according to ABC News.

Mexican officials did not say whether the plans for a Trump-Pena Nieto summit was on the agenda.

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Some analysts in Mexico view the visit as a chance to fix a key relationship and for Kushner, 37, to prove his value to the White House. CBS said Kushner will also meet with the Mexican foreign minister.

Mr. Kushner's meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto was meant to soothe tensions.

The SRE statement also said that any possible future meeting between the two presidents "will depend on the level of progress achieved on agreements related to the comprehensive relationship [between the two countries], including NAFTA. security, migration and economic cooperation".

The envoy's visit came after a testy telephone conversation between Peña Nieto and United States President Donald Trump and was widely seen as a move created to smooth over strained bilateral relations.

Trump has repeatedly blamed the pact for the loss of manufacturing jobs and has threatened to ditch it unless it can be reworked to better suit United States interests. This article is strictly for informational purposes only.

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