June 10, 2019 / 2:07 PM / 16 days ago

Mexico Senate should ratify USMCA trade deal next week: president

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is seen during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expected Mexico’s Senate to ratify next week a new North American trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Speaking at his regular morning news conference, Lopez Obrador said he expected USMCA ratification to be the first order of business in an extraordinary session of the Senate set for next week.

Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by David Alire Garcia

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