Mexico, U.S. discuss $10 billion for regional development: Lopez Obrador

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City
FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference to announce a plan to strengthen finances of state oil firm Pemex, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

March 20, 2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican government is seeking a bilateral deal with the United States that includes a $10 billion development plan for Mexico and Central America aimed at addressing immigration, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

Lopez Obrador said the potential agreement, which would focus on generating employment so that more would-be migrants could find work at home, was discussed during a Tuesday night meeting with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

(Reporting by Miguel Angel Guteirrez; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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