Mexico City — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent US President Donald Trump a letter urging a swift end to The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) negotiations and suggesting the leaders could work well together due to their shared anti-establishment style, Mexican officials said on Sunday. The letter was delivered during a recent meeting in Mexico with senior US officials, and details were disclosed once Trump had received it, said Lopez Obrador, a leftist who won Mexico’s July 1 presidential election in a landslide. Marcelo Ebrard, the president-elect’s proposed foreign minister, read a copy of the letter at a news conference with Lopez Obrador that said the incoming administration’s aim was to "start a new chapter in the relationship between Mexico and the United States, based on mutual respect." Trump has had harsh words for Mexico on trade and immigration throughout his presidency. Despite their contrasting political views, Lopez Obrador indicated h...

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