(YAHOO) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday there were no "serious problems" at the U.S.-Mexico border after commercial traffic slowed at several crossings.
Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is in constant communication with U.S. authorities to avoid conflict and to keep the border open, Lopez Obrador told reporters at his regular morning news conference.
"It's not in anyone's interest to close the border," he said.
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U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, despite pressure from companies worried that a shutdown would hurt supply chains and $1.7 billion in daily trade.