'This is one page of a very long and very good agreement for both Mexico and the United States'.
Mexico's foreign minister said Monday that the deal doesn't include any secret provisions.
Speaking to reporters, he refused to give details of the plans to curb migration, saying that he wanted to let Mexico announce it "at the right time".
"They wanted something else totally different to be signed. But very happy with the deal I made, if Mexico produces (which I think they will)". "In here is everything you want to talk about, it's right here", he said, without opening it up.
Ebrard also said there was no agreement between the United States and Mexico to purchase more agricultural products under the accord, despite Trump saying over the weekend that Mexico had agreed to buy "large quantities" from US farmers.
Discussions would take place with Brazil, Panama and Guatemala - the countries now used by migrants as transit points - to see if they could share the burden of processing asylum claims.
'Two weeks ago, I'll tell you what we had.
But even as the president called the agreement "successful", he suggested he may again seek to impose tariffs on Mexico if they fall short of their end of the bargain. "It goes into effect at my option".
Mr Ebrard also said U.S. negotiators had wanted Mexico to commit to "zero migrants" crossing its territory, but that was "mission impossible".
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Brazil, Panama, and Guatemala may need to be brought in to help if a deal unveiled last week between Washington and Mexico fails to reduce the numbers of USA -bound migrants crossing Mexico.
Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard gestures as Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico June 10, 2019. I'm not going to say one way or another, ' he said.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Mexico has promised that if it can't adequately stem the tide of migrants flowing to the north, it will agree to implement a "regional" system that requires Central Americans to apply for asylum in the first "safe" country they enter.
Asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras first pass through Guatemala when fleeing their homes, while Cubans and Haitians often fly first to Panama before heading to the United States through Mexico. "And it's good for the relationship of Mexico with us", he continued.
The President had been threatening to impose tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the US for months in a bid to encourage the country's government to step up enforcement on illegal immigration.
He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.
A weekend news report claiming the USA immigration pact with Mexico was a hodge-podge of recycled ideas that America's southern neighbor had already agreed to is coming under fresh criticism, as the Trump administration denies it and a separate report challenges the claims. "It will be revealed in the not too distant future and will need a vote by Mexico's Legislative body!"
The president called the story "fake news" and insisted the deal was brand new.