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Mesa Mayor John Giles part of US, Canada, Mexico mayor summit

PHOENIX – Mesa Mayor John Giles will be among the U.S. delegation to join mayors from Mexico and Canada for the first North American Mayors Summit.

This weekend, more than 100 mayors will meet in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to discuss shared issues between the countries.

Among topics to be discussed will be trade and immigration, according to a press release.

This meeting is just days before President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs of 5% on Mexican goods are scheduled to go into effect. He has warned the tariffs could increase up to 25% unless Mexico does more to prevent the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S. border.

Additionally, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been signed since November 2018 but has yet to be ratified. Arizona Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Glenn Hamer expressed concern the tariff proposal could affect this trade agreement.

U.S. mayors come from states around the country including South Carolina, Michigan, Texas and California.

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is scheduled to appear before the mayors on Friday.

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