US Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson announced on Thursday that she was stepping down as the two countries’ problems grew.
Jacobson announced her resignation after 31 years at the US State Department, becoming the second official to leave his position in the ministry in less than a week after the resignation of US special envoy to North Korea, Joseph Yoon, on Tuesday, according to ABC News. the past.
The resignation of the US ambassador comes at a time when the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations is taking place this week, as well as the growing concern of Mexico over the rejection of US President Donald Trump’s policy, especially regarding the construction of a separation wall between the two countries and the imposition of new customs tariffs on imported steel from Mexico As well as other States.
Relations between the United States and Mexico have reached the height of differences recently following a telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena ended with the announcement of the cancellation of his planned visit to the United States.
Trump has repeatedly accused Mexico of exporting drugs and drugs to the United States, saying it would pay for the construction of the separation fence that Trump plans to build along the border between the two countries.