Mexican President & VP Pence to Meet at Summit of the Americas

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are set to meet on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas during a tense time for their governments.

Pena Nieto’s office says in a statement that the meeting will take place Saturday morning in Lima, Peru, where the summit is taking place. It said Friday that they will discuss U.S-Mexico relations.

It will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump directed the deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to combat illegal migration and drug smuggling.

That decision was condemned last week by Pena Nieto and opposing candidates for this year’s Mexican presidential election. It was an unusual display of cross-party unity.

Source: Associated Press