MEXICO CITY, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he will introduce a plan to curb inflation and support trade with other Latin American countries.
During his daily press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Lopez Obrador said the scheme called for lifting tariffs and other measures to promote trade in foodstuffs and other goods.
The Mexican president said he has already discussed the joint strategy with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
The president will hold a virtual conference on April 5 to further discuss the plan with his Latin American counterparts and talk face-to-face with several officials, said Lopez Obrador.
He also announced that the scheme will be gradually expanded to incorporate other regional countries, including Bolivia, Chile and Honduras. ■