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Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard Gets Emergency Meeting With Nancy Pelosi to Unblock USMCA Ratification
It was announced by Senator Ricardo Monreal, who also said that Mexican negotiators will also attend the meeting in Washington.

On Friday afternoon, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard will meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss the ratification of the trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada.

The announcement was made by Senator Ricardo Monreal, president of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) of the Senate, who also explained that Mexican negotiators will also attend the meeting.

"The Foreign Secretary informed me that this afternoon there will be a meeting with Pelosi. We are on stand-by at the Senate of the Republic. Our request is not to sign anything," Monreal said in a press conference.

[President López Obrador Rejects Pelosi's Request for U.S. Labor Supervisors in Mexico]

The Senator added that Ebrard "has been very respectful, so far nothing has been signed and he offered me that nothing will be signed until it is announced. We are very attentive to any information from the United States".

Last week, the Foreign Secretary announced that the president requested that he send a letter to Nancy Pelosi with the intention of unblocking the approval of the trilateral agreement in the U.S. Congress, which suggests that this Friday's meeting was precipitated by that correspondence.

In recent days, López Obrador himself, who had bet months ago that by September the issue would already be resolved, acknowledged that the ratification of NAFTA's successor has become bogged down after new demands from the Democrats, historic allies of trade unions in the United States.

"They are proposing supervision over compliance with the law. We do not accept that inspectors [from the U.S.] be present at [Mexican] companies," President López Obrador said this week. 

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