Mexican president talks with Canada's Trudeau, aims for progress on trade

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures during his inauguration ceremony at Congress, in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero/

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he talked with recently reelected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday, congratulating him on his win and agreeing to keep working toward passage of a new North American trade deal.

Lopez Obrador said on Twitter that both leaders will work on convincing U.S. lawmakers to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Reporting by Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Editing by Daina Beth Solomon