Hours before unveiling his policy on immigration at a speech in the US, Donald Trump will jet into Mexico City for a meeting with president Enrique Peña Nieto, the US Republican presidential nominee has announced.
The Mexican president’s office tweeted that it would be a private meeting, writes the FT’s Jude Webber.
Mr Trump, who has vowed to build a border wall and make Mexico pay, as well as deport undocumented migrants and haul back jobs he claims are being lost to Mexico, tweeted: “I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.”
The president’s office said Mexico had last Friday issued invitations both to Mr Trump and to Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.
Mexico has said it plans to step up campaigns in the US to extol the virtues of the relationship between the two neighbours and key trade partners, and the government has said it will work with whoever is elected. But Mexicans are outraged by Mr Trump’s anti-Mexico rhetoric and the president has ruled out Mexico paying for any border wall.
Additional reporting by Courtney Weaver in Washington
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