01/08/2017 Politics

Mexico denies Donald Trump: no congratulations for his immigration policy

The Mexican government reported Monday that President Enrique Peña Nieto has not recently telephoned with Donald Trump.

Photo: Archive-Photo taken on 01/12/2017. Mexican Presidency/LANA


On Monday, the president of the United States said that his Mexican counterpart called him to comment that the number of Central American migrants who came to the southern border of his country fell.

It was, according to Trump, "the highest compliment and a sample that the immigration policy of his government also favors Mexico."

But that call did not happen. The leaders have not spoken since last July 7, when the G-20 meeting was held in Germany.

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That time Peña Nieto and Trump held a bilateral meeting and the meeting addressed the issue of irregular migration, a spokesman for the Mexican Presidency told BBC Mundo.

"When this conversation happened, it was not a telephone conversation, but only in the context of their bilateral meeting in Hamburg," the official said.

"They shared the data but I understood that it was more like a mere statistical information, than a congratulation."