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Kushner to receive Mexico's highest honor

Kushner to receive Mexico's highest honor

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will reportedly award White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration Secret Service renting K a month apartment near Ivanka and Jared for bathrooms, office space: report Is the Saudi 'city of the future' overly ambitious? MORE with the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest honor for foreigners.

Kushner will receive the prize "for his contributions to achieve the negotiation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)," according to a statement by Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat.

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Peña Nieto will present Kushner, President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE's son-in-law, with the award on Thursday at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, according to the Reforma newspaper.

"Mr. Kushner's participation was a determinant factor to start the process of renegotiation of [the North American Free Trade Agreement], avoiding a unilateral exit by the United States from said treaty, and his constant and effective involvement was key in achieving a successful close of negotiations," reads the official statement on the award.

It's likely to be Peña Nieto's last major act as president, as he is due to hand over power to President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday.

Vice President Pence and Kushner's wife, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration DC attorney general pushing to interview Trump Jr. Secret Service renting K a month apartment near Ivanka and Jared for bathrooms, office space: report MORE, are scheduled to represent the United States at López Obrador's inauguration.

Kushner has been at the center of the U.S.-Mexico relationship during Trump's tenure, in great part thanks to his personal friendship with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray.

Previous recipients of the Aztec Eagle include Walt Disney, former Argentine first lady Evita Peron, Fidel Castro, former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Updated at 4:19 p.m.