Mexico President issues ‘respectful’ criticism of Canada for new visa requirements

By Thomson Reuters Feb 29, 2024 | 9:28 AM

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a “respectful reproach” to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a regular press conference on Thursday for reinstating some visa requirements for Mexican nationals.

The move by Canada, reported on Wednesday, is in a bid to curb the flow of asylum seekers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp earlier said citing a senior official.

Lopez Obrador said he felt a “small, fraternal, respectful reproach to the prime minister” for Canada’s decision but also that Mexico would act with “prudence” in response.

(Reporting by Raul Cortes, writing by Laura Gottesdiener; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)