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    Mexico will not pay for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, as has been suggested by US president-elect Donald Trump, Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu said on Wednesday.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — In announcing his presidential bid on June 16, Trump said illegal immigrants from Mexico brought mostly drugs and crime to the United States, and characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists. He has repeatedly spoken about building a wall between Mexico and the United States, saying the former will pay for the construction.

    "Paying for the wall is beyond our vision, our vision is integration, as by working together Mexico and the United States become more competitive," Massieu was quoted as saying by Televisa channel.

    According to the minister, the Mexican government would shortly establish a dialogue with Trump’s transition team in the nearest future.

    Trump gained 276 Electoral College votes in Tuesday election, surpassing Clinton's 218 and the 270 needed to win the election.

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