- Title: Mexico's Pena Nieto congratulates Trump, vows to work on common interests
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (FILE) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** PENA NIETO AND TRUMP WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE PENA NIETO AND TRUMP WALKING TO LECTERN ON STAGE TRUMP AND PENA NIETO SHAKING HANDS ON STAGE GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE PENA NIETO AND TRUMP LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
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- Keywords: Enrique Pena Nieto Donald Trump U.S. presidential election
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00257Q76TJ
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- Story Text: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday (November 09) that he will seek to work with U.S. President-Elect Trump on common interests between the two neighbouring states.
Trump's shock win of the US election saw the Mexican peso plunge to life lows on the back of the president elect's promises to build a border wall and deport undocumented migrants.
But speaking in the Mexican capital, Pena Nieto said his telephone conversation with Trump was cordial.
"I spoke to the president elect Donald Trump to give my congratulations on his victory. I also extended congratulations to members of his family who have accompanied him in his campaign. I should say that it was a cordial, kind and respectful conversation," he said.
Pena Nieto also said he had discussed a new work agenda with Trump that would include security issues, and that he would seek to protect the rights of Mexicans throughout the world.
"We agreed that both our teams stay in contact so as to delineate a new agenda for work which incorporate common interests such as security, cooperation and the prosperity of our societies. From this agenda, I agreed with the president elect to meet during the transition period to outline clearly the direction both countries should take," he added.
Pena Nieto was lambasted in the local press for hosting a pre-election meeting with Trump, who has made disparaging remarks about Mexicans.
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