US-Mexico talks: Trump says more needs to be done to avoid tariffs


US President Donald Trump has said “not enough” progress is being made in negotiations with Mexico to avert his threatened tariffs.

Trump administration officials will meet for a second day of talks with Mexico’s foreign minister in Washington on Thursday.

President Trump vowed import duties of 5% will take effect on Monday unless Mexico stems the flow of migrants to the US.

US Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the White House on Wednesday, but the 90-minute meeting ended without agreement.

Mr Ebrard told a news conference afterwards the negotiations had been cordial, but tariffs were not even discussed.

“The dialogue was focused on migration flows and what Mexico is doing or is proposing to the United States, our concern about the Central American situation,” he said



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