By Juan Montes
MEXICO CITY -- Top Mexican officials will meet with senior members of Donald Trump's administration next week in Washington, D.C., to discuss bilateral security, migration and economic issues, the Mexican government said Thursday.
Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo are expected to meet Jan. 25-26 with several high-ranking White House officials, including chief of staff Reince Priebus and Mr. Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, the Mexican government said in a press release.
Mr. Trump takes office Friday.
The meeting comes at a difficult time in bilateral relations, after Mr. Trump's repeated pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement andto deport illegal migrants from the U.S. He also said he plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and have Mexico pay for it.
The officials are expected to discuss a road map for negotiations surrounding Nafta. Mexican officials want to speed up talks to lower uncertainty affecting foreign investment in Mexico.
Uncertainty over the future of bilateral trade and investment sent the peso to record lows against the dollar this week.
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January 19, 2017 17:59 ET (22:59 GMT)
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