A delegation of Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be in Mexico City on Friday to meet with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and presidential adviser Jared Kushner will also attend the meeting at Lopez Obrador’s campaign headquarters. Pompeo had been previously scheduled for a visit to Mexico City for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Lopez Obrador, a leftist who carried all but one Mexican state in the July 1 presidential election, had warm words for President Donald Trump as he recalled the U.S. president’s congratulatory phone call on the day after his victory.
The Mexican president-elect said Trump “has been very respectful” and did not bring up his long-promised border wall, which he has insisted the Mexican government will pay for, during their July 2 call. “How nice that it hasn’t come up,” Lopez Obrador said.
“I thank him a lot, I say so sincerely, for the respectful treatment we have received from President Trump and the U.S. government,” Lopez Obrador said. “We are interested in having a good relationship with the people and government of the United States.”