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Trump son-in-law Kushner to meet with Mexico president-elect

AP  |  Mexico City 

Jared Kushner, the US president's who is a adviser, will accompany at a meeting with Mexican President-elect this week.

The incoming leader's pick for foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said today that the meeting originally scheduled with Pompeo for Friday would be of the "highest level."

He said it would also include and

Lopez Obrador, a leftist who won in a landslide July 1, called the coming meeting "very good " He said was very respectful in their conversation after his election victory and did not bring up the border wall that Trump has insisted will be pay for.

Immigration and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will be the principle topics at Friday's meeting.

"We know that the best way to tackle the migration phenomenon and the problems of safety ... is to spur development in Mexico," said.

"What we want from to the northern border of and the to the is for the people to have opportunities for jobs," he said.

"That's our central focus." Pompeo had been scheduled to meet with and his foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, and also make a "courtesy" visit to

Kushner's last known visit to was March 7, when he met with Pena Nieto and Videgaray without then-US

Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that since Pompeo will be accompanied by other US officials, he will ask his proposed Cabinet to attend as well.

He is to take office December 1.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 03:25 IST