Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will meet Donald Trump, possibly before his inauguration in January (Image credit: EPA)

Nafta can be discussed, but not renegotiated, says Mexico

Mexico is willing to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) with US President-elect Donald Trump, the government says.

Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Mexico would try to explain the "strategic importance" of the deal for the region to Mr Trump, who has heavily criticised it.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said he was open to talks.

Nafta came into effect between the three countries in 1994.

Mr Trump has called it the worst trade deal the US has ever signed.

His strong protectionist sentiments on the campaign trail helped to win support in areas that were formerly manufacturing centres. The Republican has pledged to bring back US jobs lost to globalisation.

Mexico and Canada fear losing access to the US market, on which...Read more...

Source: bbc.com