Mexico does not intend to discuss with the US the construction of a wall on the common border

According to Mexican foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, the construction of the wall is a matter of domestic policy of the United States.

The new Mexican government is not going to discuss with the US President Donald Trump his plans to build a wall on the common border. On Friday, foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters.

“He [Trump] has been talking about the wall for many years, and it was not the subject of negotiations with them [with the US], and I do not think it will be,” El Universal quoted Ebrard. According to the Minister, the construction of the wall is a matter of the US domestic policy.

On Thursday Trump in his Twitter wrote that Mexico city will pay for the construction of the wall on the border due to the terms of a new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. On the same day, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said that he had never spoken to a colleague from the United States on this topic. Representatives of the previous administration of Mexico headed by the former President Enrique Peña Nieto have repeatedly categorically stated that they will not pay for the construction of the border barrier.

The inauguration of Lopez Obrador was held on December 1. He will lead the country until 2024.