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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City.

    Nieto Should Cancel US Trip if He Doesn't Want to Pay for Border Wall - Trump

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    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that if Mexico is not willing to pay for the border wall, then Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto should cancel his scheduled trip to Washington, DC next week.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray stated that the meeting with US President Donald Trump remains on the agenda of Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto despite Trump's order to launch the construction of the wall on the border between the two states.

    On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive orders on constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border. The US leader said in a press conference that the wall would stop criminals from pouring into the United States and would disrupt drug cartels. Safe borders and economic cooperation, Trump added, would enhance US-Mexican relations to a degree not seen before.

    Nieto is scheduled to hold a meeting with Trump in Washington on January 31.

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