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Merkel talks Brexit in Mexico

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By Euronews
Merkel talks Brexit in Mexico

<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in Mexico to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto the second destination in her two-stop tour of Latin America after Argentina. As for the Mexicans they are seeking a strong alliance with Germany to offset the shadow of Trump’s threatened wall and an updated EU-Mexico free-trade agreement.</p> <p>For Chancellor Merkel the inevitable Brexit questions cropped up again following Theresa May’s woeful electoral showing with the divorce talks due to get underway on June 19th.</p> <p>Merkel mused over Brexit: “When Great Britain is ready, we are ready to negotiate. We have finalised guidelines, the plan and I assume that Great Britain, from what I have been told today, will respect the negotiations calendar. We want to do it quickly, respecting the timetable and I don’t see any obstacle in the way of finalising the negotiations.”</p> <p>It is a busy time for Merkel as Germany hosts the G20 in July with many in the world seeing the chancellor as a key global leader in the light of Donald Trump’s scattergun presidency.</p>