Donald Trump Meets Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto At G20 Summit, Talks Border Wall

US President Donald Trump had the opportunity to say in front of President Enrique Peña Nieto that he still intends for Mexico to pay for the border wall. Trump and Peña Nieto posed for the photographers during the international forum G20 after their meeting behind closed doors.

Although it had been agreed not to discuss issues of discord between the two nations, according to Noticias Univision, a journalist asked Trump if he "still wanted Mexico to pay for the wall," to which he allegedly replied: "Totally."

The G20 summit in Hamburg is an initiative for the international coordination of economic policy, which includes institutions such as the Bretton Woods twins, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and what is now the World Trade Organization.

Peña Nieto meets with Trump five months after he canceled a visit to the White House to meet with the US president. This cancellation was due to the controversy generated by the construction of the wall. According to Infobae, since both presidents had spoken by telephone on several occasions, the Mexican delegation hoped that the meeting would be held in a "friendly and respectful tone."

After this meeting with Peña Nieto, Trump also met for the first time in person with Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the meetings that generated the most expectation at this summit. Trump said he and Putin have been discussing "various things." "I think it's going very well," Trump said, adding that "positive things" are happening. While their highly anticipated meeting was happening, protests around the summit were reported. More than 150 police officers have been injured so far, according to authorities.

Members of the "Color The Red Zone" protest said they were trying to make it difficult for G20 participants. "We are living in a democracy and the red zone is not a democracy," said Karl S to CNN, a student protester from Düsseldorf who declined to give his full name. "I'm sure we can't stop all these leaders from meeting but if we can stop them from getting their food or catering shortly we've achieved something," he said.

Peña Nieto's agenda during this summit in Hamburg includes four other bilateral meetings: with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Prime Ministers of Canada, Justin Trudeau; Italy, Paolo Gentiloni; And India, Narendra Modi.

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