US trade negotiators have reduced their demand for regional auto content under a reworked NAFTA trade deal to 75 percent from the 85 percent they had sought, the head of Mexico's automotive industry association (AMIA), said on Friday.
Pence told reporters after meeting with the leaders of both countries at a summit in Lima, Peru, on Saturday that he'll leave the summit "very hopeful that we are very close" to a deal that will be better for the U.S.
On the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they thought an agreement could be reached before Mexican elections on July 1, although they also said no deadlines had been set.
"The goal of this meeting is not only to address the issue of NAFTA, but also to talk about the bilateral relationship, which should continue to be based on cooperation and mutual respect", Pena Nieto said.
There had been expectations leading up to the meeting that NAFTA would dominate the discussion, particularly after conflicting messages from USA trade officials and President Donald Trump earlier in the week.
'I think President Pena Nieto understands that he and President Trump have a difference of opinion on that, ' he said. He learned only Tuesday that he would be attending in Trump's place so the president could manage the US response to Syria.
He also mentioned security threats including drugs, gangs, "migrants feeling hardship and oppression in their homelands", and said there were "real challenges for security at our borders", including terrorists crossing into the U.S.Читайте также: AB stars in RCB win
Pence Saturday responded to a reporter's question about if the president overstated the outcome of Syria's mission.
He says President Donald Trump is sending his regrets that he couldn't attend the summit.
The joint operation was in response to a suspected chemical attack in the city of Douma last week. He was sworn in after Peru's congress voted to accept the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after a corruption scandal.
VP Pence called the USA led airstrikes on Syria a success.
Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday called United States led airstrikes on Syria a completely accomplished mission while in Peru to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact.
On Friday, auto industry executives said U.S. trade negotiators significantly softened their demands to increase regional automotive content under a reworked NAFTA trade pact in an effort to seal a deal in the next few weeks.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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