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Perry tones down Trump rhetoric on Mexico

Friday, July 14, 2017

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry promised on Thursday to promote cross-border electricity trade and investment with Mexico and said he expected talks aimed at updating Nafta to proceed quickly. During a visit to Mexico City, Perry said it was a top priority to agree on a North American energy strategy, develop untapped resources and diversify energy supplies.

"Mexico's prosperity is inextricably intertwined with our prosperity," Perry said at a news conference. His comments underscored a different tone in bilateral relations from earlier this year, when Donald Trump threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods to protect U.S. industry, and to pull out of Nafta.

Source: Reuters