The United states and Mexico have come to an agreement following President Trump’s threat to increase tariffs on the country.
In two tweets, the president saying “the tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are… indefinitely suspended.”
Trump also writing that “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through Mexico, and to our southern border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, illegal immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”
The deal follows days of negotiations between both nations and has Mexico taking unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb illegal immigration.
That includes deploying its national guard to the Guatemalan border.
It will also have migrants waiting in Mexico while their U.S. asylum request is processed.
And during that time, Mexico will provide those requesting asylum with job opportunities, healthcare, and education.
Mexico’s foreign minister calls the measure a fair deal.
Meanwhile, Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador touted his country’s commitment to good relations with the U.S.
He says “We don’t want confrontation with the united states government. We don’t want to stop being friends with president donald trump. And, above all, we want to continue being a friend to the american people.”