Earlier today, President Enrique Peña Nieto led the regular meeting of the Inclusive Mexico Cabinet, in which he was informed of the actions taken by the various government agencies to achieve the objective of ensuring the effective exercise of social rights for all Mexicans, reduce equality gaps, alleviate poverty, and promote broader social participation in public policies.

At the meeting, held at the official residence of Los Pinos, the president instructed the heads of the various ministries comprising the Inclusive Mexico Cabinet to reinforce the actions carried out to ensure that the effective exercise of social rights goes beyond social handouts and links human capital to the opportunities created by the economy within the framework of a new social productivity.

He said that the most effective way to end the cycle of welfare policies and overcome poverty is by constructing productive opportunities through public programs.

The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Social Development José Antonio Meade; Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Finance Luis Videgaray Caso; Environment and Natural Resources Rafael Pacchiano Alamán; Transport and Communications Gerardo Ruiz Esparza; Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal; Education Aurelio Nuño Mayer; Public Administration Virgilio Andrade Martinez; Health José Narro Robles, and Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development Rosario Robles Berlanga.

Other attendees included Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute Mikel Arriola Peñalosa; Director General of the Institute for State Workers’ Social Security and Services José Reyes Baeza Terrazas; Head of the National Water Commission Roberto Ramírez de la Parra; President of the National Women’s Institute Lorena Cruz Sánchez; General Director of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples Nuvia Mayorga Delgado; the President’s Legal Counsel Humberto Castillejos Cervantes; Head of the President’s Office Francisco Guzmán Ortiz; General Coordinator of Politics and Government of the President’s Office Andrés Massieu Fernández and General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesperson Eduardo Sánchez Hernández.