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Mexico: President Peña Nieto Wants to Work With Trump

Image: U.S. presidential nominee Trump and Mexico's President Pena Nieto shake hands in Mexico City
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero HENRY ROMERO / Reuters

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said he is ready to work with with the U.S. to help the two countries tighten bonds of cooperation and mutual respect.

Peña Nieto was heavily criticized for receiving Trump in Mexico during the campaign, after the Republican candidate called Mexican immigrants rapists and vowed to build a wall between the two countries to stem the flow of migrants over the border.

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"Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies and we should keep collaborating for the competitiveness and development of North America," Peña Nieto said on his Twitter account.

Trump has said he could tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has increased commerce between Mexico, the United States and Canada, saying that it has killed U.S. jobs.

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