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Obama, Pena Nieto to meet on July 22 in Washington

US President Barack Obama will host his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week.



District of Columbia: US President Barack Obama will host his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week, the two governments announced Thursday.

The pair, who will meet on July 22, are looking to build on the "significant progress" made at last month`s "Three Amigos" summit in Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the White House said.

The leaders will discuss a "range of issues," the White House said.

Mexico said they had a common goal of "deepening the strategic partnership between the countries."

The meeting comes as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement that has tied those two countries with Canada since 1994.

The United States is Mexico`s primary trade partner, with 85 percent of its exports heading north to America.

Trump has promised to build a wall on the US border with Mexico to prevent undocumented migrants from entering the United States.

In a recent interview with CNN, Pena Nieto said Mexico would refuse to pay for the wall.

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