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    Israeli President Apologizes to Mexico for Netanyahu's Wall Tweet

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    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin apologized on Tuesday to his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto for the tweet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that seemed to welcome construction of the wall on the US-Mexican border initiated by US President Donald Trump.

    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – In a phone conversation with Pena Nieto, Rivlin called the incident a "misunderstanding," the Israeli president's press service stated.

    "I am sorry for any harm caused by this misunderstanding but we should remember that it was a misunderstanding. I am sure we will manage to leave the issue behind us," Rivlin said.

    The Isreali president added he was sure that nobody wanted to compare the situation in Israel with the situation in Mexico.

    The Mexican leader noted that the original interpretation of Netanyahu’s tweet was inevitable but added that Mexico was willing to maintain close cooperation with Israel.

    On January 28, Netanyahu wrote on his Twitter page that Trump was right adding that construction of the wall was a great success and a great idea to stop illegal immigration.

    ​The following day, the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Mexico was surprised and disappointed by the statement of Netanyahu.

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