Trump to Meet With Mexico’s Lopez Obrador at White House

President Donald Trump plans to meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador next Wednesday at the White House to celebrate the revised North American free trade agreement.

Trump said in a statement on Wednesday he would discuss “trade, health, and other issues central to our regional prosperity and security” with his Mexican counterpart during the July 8 meeting, which he said will mark the “historic achievement” of the new trade deal that took effect on Wednesday.

The White House visit is Lopez Obrador’s first foreign trip since he became president in December 2018. It comes at a time when approval ratings have dropped over his handling of the Mexican economy, which like other nations’ has been ravaged the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump last week hosted Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House, the first foreign leader to visit since the virus shut down the vast majority of international travel.

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