October 29, 2018 / 9:20 PM / 10 months ago

Mexico president says cancelling airport would mean prepaying bonds

FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a message after the United States, Mexico and Canada finalized a trade agreement on Sunday, in Mexico City, Mexico, October 1, 2018. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday that cancelling a partially-built new airport for Mexico City would probably mean having to prepay the bonds issued to finance it, which would require extra funds.

Speaking at an event in the capital, Pena Nieto said that he would not suspend the current project during the rest of his term, which runs through end-November.

Reporting by Christine Murray; Editing by Michael O'Boyle

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