Mexico to grant highest honor to Jared Kushner

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it will award President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle.

The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award "for his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of the new (trade) agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada."

The department said in a statement Tuesday that Kushner "played a fundamental role during the whole process, displaying decisive support for the trade talks ... thus achieving satisfactory results."

Once known as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the pact was renegotiated this year and is now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

Mexico has previously given the award to foreign leaders, dignitaries, cultural figures and philanthropists ranging from Walt Disney to Bill Gates.

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Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, listens to Mexican Foreign Ministry Luis Videgaray (R) during a meeting at the foreign ministry building, in this handout photograph released to Reuters by the Mexico Presidency, March 7, 2018. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, listens to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence, in this handout photograph released to Reuters by the Mexico Presidency, March 7, 2018. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
A convoy of SUVs including one transporting Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, leaves Los Pinos presidential residence after Kushner met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
A SUV transporting Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, leaves Los Pinos presidential residence after a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Military personnel is pictured at Los Pinos Presidential Residence as Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting, in Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Media members wait outside Los Pinos Presidential Residence as Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting, in Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
The SUV transporting Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives to Los Pinos Presidential Residence for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City, Mexico March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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