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[翻译]AS IT IS - Mexican President Cancels Meeting with Trump

来源:慢速英语   时间:2017-01-27 08:33:21

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled a meeting with the new president of the United States, Donald Trump. The meeting had been planned for next week. Pena Nieto acted shortly after Trump posted on Twitter about plans for building a wall between Mexico and the U.S.

墨西哥总统涅托已经取消了原定于下周同美国总统川普的会晤。川普在推特上发表关于在墨西哥和美国之间修建隔离墙的计划后不久涅托就采取了行动。

Trump tweeted early Thursday, “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

川普周四早些时候发布推文称:“如果墨西哥不愿意为修建这堵非常迫切的隔离墙支付费用,那么最好还是取消即将到来的会晤。”

Pena Nieto later tweeted, "This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with @POTUS.” POTUS stands for President of the United States.

涅托后来发推文称:“今天上午我们通知白宫,我不会参加原定于下周二同美国总统的工作会议。”POTUS是指美国总统。

Trump administration official Sean Spicer said: "We'll look for a date to schedule something in the future.” And he added, “We will keep the lines of communication open."

川普政府官员肖恩·斯派塞说:“未来我们会择日安排并保持沟通畅通。”

Jorge Castaneda served as Mexico’s foreign relations secretary under its former administration. In his words, "Pena Nieto has no other choice but to say 'I'm not going.'”

贾斯达涅达是墨西哥前政府外长。用他的话来说,“涅托别无选择,只能取消会晤。”

Tensions have increased between the two countries since Trump launched his campaign in 2015. Trump had said immigrants from Mexico brought drugs and crime into the U.S. He promised to build a wall to stop them and said Mexico would pay for it.

自从2015年川普发起竞选活动以来,两国之间的紧张局势加剧。川普说,来自墨西哥的移民将毒品和犯罪带入了美国。他承诺修建一堵墙阻止他们进入美国,并表示墨西哥会承担费用。

The new U.S. President has also blamed Mexico for taking jobs away from Americans. He wants to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. Calling it a “total disaster,” he said it costs the U.S. as much as $60 billion each year in trade deficits to Mexico.

这位新任总统还指责墨西哥夺走了美国人的工作。他想要重新谈判北美自由贸易协定,并称之为“完全的灾难”。川普称每年美国对墨西哥贸易逆差高达600亿美元。

On Wednesday, Trump signed an order to build the wall as Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrived for a meeting with the White House staff.

周三,川普在墨西哥外长维德加里与白宫工作人员会面时签署了修建隔离墙的命令。

Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress estimated the cost of building the wall would be between $10 billion to $20 billion. Trump said the U.S. will finance the wall initially. But, he said Mexico will repay the United States.

美国国会共和党人估计,修建隔离墙的费用可能在一两百亿美元之间。川普表示,美国会先出资,但是他说,墨西哥将会向美国偿付这笔费用。

“There will be a payment, it will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form," Trump said in an interview with ABC News.

川普在接受ABC新闻采访时表示:“有人会以某种形式掏钱的,可能会是一种非常复杂的形式。”

Late in the day, a White House spokesman said that Trump is calling for a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to pay for the wall.

当天晚些时候,白宫发言人表示,川普要求对墨西哥征收20%的进口税用于负担隔离墙的费用。

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Words in This Story

schedule - v. to plan at a certain time

complicated - adj. hard to explain, understand

interview - n. a meeting between a reporter and another person in order to get information for a news story