Enrique Peña Nieto: “Mexico will not pay for any wall”

La risposta del presidente del Messico ai decreti presidenziali firmati da Donald Trump per la costruzione del muro lungo il confine con gli Stati Uniti.

“Good evening. Today the President of the United States signed two executive orders related to our country. One to enact migratory measures, the other to expand the border wall. As a response, I’ve asked for the minister of Foreign Relations to re-enforce protection measures to our citizens. The 50 Mexican Consulates in the US will be used to defend the rights of immigrants in the country. Our communities are not alone. Mexico’s government will provide legal advisory to ensure the protection they need. I call on lawmakers and organisations of the civil society to unite efforts to support them. Wherever is a Mexican in danger needing our help, we have to be there, their country has to be there. I regret and disapprove of the United States’ decision to keep building a wall which, for years, has divided us instead of uniting us.

Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall. These executive order come in a time in which our country is beginning negotiating new rules of cooperation, trade, investment, security and immigration in North America. These negotiations are crucial to the solidity, certainty and future of our economy and society. As President, I take full responsibility of protecting and taking care of Mexico’s and Mexicans’ interests. It is my duty to face future problems and challenges. Based on the final report from the Mexican officials who are in Washington right now, I will make decisions about what to do next. Mexico offers and demands respect, as a sovereign nation it is. Mexico offers its friendship to the people of the United States and expresses its wish to arrive at agreements with its government, deals that will be in favor of Mexico and the Mexicans. Thank you”.

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