We had a very substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas. Having a secure border is a sovereign right and mutually beneficial. We recognize and respect the right of either country to build a physical barrier or wall on any of its borders to stop the illegal movement of people, drugs, and weapons.
Cooperation toward achieving this shared objective, and it will be shared, of safety for all citizens is paramount to both the United States and to Mexico. We did discuss the wall. We didn't discuss payment of the wall. That'll be for a later date. This was a very preliminary meeting.
I think it was an excellent meeting.>>
]>> We didn't discuss that. We didn't discuss who pays for the wall. We didn't discuss it.