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 Israel-Hamas ceasefire is holding — what's next? Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida CDC's about-face on masks appears politically motivated to help a struggling Biden 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.


Peña Nieto will present Kushner, President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' 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 TrumpMichael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: 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.