Mexico President Calls for USMCA Ratification ‘as Soon as Possible’

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico August 30, 2019. Picture taken August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico August 30, 2019. Picture taken August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico’s president on Tuesday called for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) “as soon as possible” and said he will ask U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her support.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaking at his regular news conference, added that he hoped the U.S. election cycle would not delay or affect the ratification process.

The trade deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, has yet to be ratified by U.S. lawmakers, although their Mexican counterparts have already done so.

(Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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