Diplomat to Trump: 'Mexico is Not The Foe'

PHOENIX — If President-elect Donald Trump finishes his crusade guarantee to fabricate an outskirt divider that Mexico will pay for, he can hope to keep running into his very own mass: the Mexican government.
Mexico's top representative to the U.S. says it is extremely unlikely Mexico will pay for the divider. Not just that, a divider would send a "negative" message that would undermine years of financial and strategic participation between the two nations that as opposed to open observation has profited both nations.
That cross-outskirt relationship incorporates the production of more than 100,000 occupations in Arizona.
"We have said on numerous occasions Mexico is not paying for the divider," Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Mexico's minister to the U.S., said Wednesday amid a meeting with journalists and editors at The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and La Voz.
"That is something that has been said a few circumstances by the president of Mexico, the secretary of outside undertakings, secretary of economy, the secretary of back," he proceeded. "So we are not paying for the divider."
Sada additionally shrugged off Trump's proposal that he may attempt to drive Mexico to pay for a fringe divider by exhausting cash exchanges, called settlements, from laborers in the U.S. to their families in Mexico.
Endeavoring to assessment settlements would raise "lawful issues" that Mexico would battle, Sada said.
"There is additionally lawful issues that are in question, and if that is one of the choices, we will discover what we need to do all things considered. Be that as it may, this is not a think activity for Mexico to pay for the divider," he said.
Sada additionally brought up that fencing and different sorts of boundaries as of now exist along 700 miles of the 2,000-mile-long outskirt, incorporating into Arizona. Building a real divider could hurt the earth and reduce exchange between the two nations.
"We expect that there will be results with respect to ecological issues," he said. "It's likewise going to send an exceptionally negative message. What we say is we get a kick out of the chance to fabricate spans."
He noticed that 85% of exchange between the U.S. what's more, Mexico is trucked through 58 fringe crossing focuses. "We have to improve on that."
He said he would like to see the U.S. pass movement change enactment, which has been slowed down in Congress for a considerable length of time.
That would permit Mexicans who go to the U.S. to work to enter lawfully as opposed to unlawfully, and in this way enhance fringe security along the U.S.- Mexico outskirt.
"It is to our greatest advantage to have a protected and productive outskirt," Sada said.
Sada, already the delegate general of Mexico in Los Angeles, was named Mexico's diplomat to the U.S. by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in April to react to Trump's negative depiction of Mexico and Mexican settlers.
"Mexico is not the foe. It is the accomplice" of the U.S., Sada said Wednesday.
Amid his visit to Phoenix, part of a two-day excursion to Arizona that included stops in Nogales and Tucson, Sada safeguarded the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Trump has debilitated to end the assention, censuring it for the loss of assembling occupations in rust-belt states.
On Wednesday, Carrier Corp. declared that it had achieved a concurrence with Trump to keep around 1,000 occupations in Indianapolis as opposed to pushing ahead with arrangements to move the majority of its Indianapolis operations to Mexico.
Sada said the Mexican government is interested in "modernizing" NAFTA. In any case, he acknowledged the understanding for making 5 million to 6 million employments in the U.S., incorporating around 100,000 occupations in Arizona, because of fares to Mexico.
Mexican interest in Arizona has made another 10,000 occupations, he said.
"For us, it is vital that it is surely knew the relationship amongst Mexico and the United States since we think there is a discernment that does not generally compare to the truth," Sada said.
He called attention to that Mexico is Arizona's top exchanging accomplice. Mexico represents around 40% of the state's remote exchange, he said.
Under the 22-year-old NAFTA, exchange amongst Mexico and the U.S. has developed from an "extremely unassuming" $80 billion to $360 billion, he said.
For instance, he indicated Tuesday's declaration by California-based Lucid Motors to construct a $700 million plant in Casa Grande to create electric autos to contend with electric-vehicle creator Tesla. Parts for the new vehicles would be created in Sonora, Mexico, and afterward sent to the plant in Casa Grande.
"So it has been an amazing accomplishment from the point of view of how things have been advancing and this is something we have assembled together," Soda said, alluding to NAFTA.
"We are not simply purchasing and offering, we are creating together."