All countries should be consulted about UK inclusion in USMCA pact - Mexican president

There was information that the United Kingdom was seeking to join the treaty

  
The shadow of a museum employee falls onto a Union Flag recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York following the 2001 attacks, at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, northern England August 31, 2011.The flag will form part of an exhibition marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and will start on September 10, running for two years.

The shadow of a museum employee falls onto a Union Flag recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York following the 2001 attacks, at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, northern England August 31, 2011.The flag will form part of an exhibition marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and will start on September 10, running for two years.

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MEXICO CITY- The possible inclusion of the United Kingdom in the USMCA trade pact, also known as TMEC in Spanish, needs consultation with all countries, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday.

There was information that the United Kingdom was seeking to join the treaty, which also includes the United States and Canada, Lopez Obrador said.

"This must be taken up with all actors, we cannot anticipate," Lopez Obrador said in a regular news conference. "I am in favor of maintaining this agreement."

The USMCA replaced the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) last year.

(Reporting by Raul Cortes, writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) ((Cassandra.Garrison@thomsonreuters.com; +52 55 6200 7873;))


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