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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, seen here on Aug. 30, 2019, called for the deal to be ratified as soon as possible and not be 'contaminated' by the U.S. election cycle.Henry Romero/Reuters

Mexico’s President said on Sunday he would send a letter to U.S. congressional Democrats vowing to implement a recent labour law, in a bid to assuage their concerns over worker rights and speed up ratification of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaking in a video posted on Twitter, called for the deal to be ratified as soon as possible and not be “contaminated” by the U.S. election cycle.

The leader of a U.S. congressional delegation to Mexico said last week Mexico must take more concrete steps to implement its labour reform. Although Mexico’s congress has already approved the deal, it also needs ratification from Canadian and U.S. lawmakers.

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