Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he will soon travel to the United States to meet with President Donald Trump. The United States Ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, has also confirmed the meeting of Presidents Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in coming days.
In his daily press conference, López Obrador said “The main reason is the entry into force of the North American trade agreement.” He did not give an exact date for the trip, but said it would not be this week.
The Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) is a new free trade agreement negotiated by the three member countries that replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement signed during the Clinton administration and enters effective this July 1.
“I will meet with President Trump to celebrate the achievement of this agreement,” López Obrador continued.
The possible trip to Washington, DC would be López Obrador’s first trip outside of Mexico since he became president in December 2018.
President Trump first raised the possibility of the meeting during a visit to Arizona last Tuesday.