Mexico can reach an agreement with the United States to resolve a dispute over migration that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten punitive tariffs, Mexican officials said.

Diplomatic talks were set to begin in Washington on Monday, Reuters reports.

Mexican officials spoke to reporters as a senior Mexican delegation prepared to start discussions with their U.S. counterparts.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said if Washington imposed tariffs on Mexican imports, it could be counterproductive to stopping immigration flows across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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