• He offered the soldiers wounded in last Friday’s ambush his support and solidarity, and wished them a speedy recovery.
  • He instructed the Defense Secretary to provide the wounded soldiers and their families, with whom he also spoke, to provide them with all the necessary care.
  • “As president, I am more than grateful to our Armed Forces. They are a source of great pride,” he said.

President Enrique Peña Nieto today visited Mexican Army soldiers being treated at the Mazatlán Regional Military Specialties Hospital, where he offered them his support and solidarity, and wished them a speedy recovery.

The president toured the  areas of recovery, psychological therapy and intensive therapy of the hospital where the soldiers injured in an ambush on September 30 are being treated.

The president also spoke with relatives of the hospitalized soldiers, to whom he said: “I want you to know that I deeply regret what happened”.

He declared that the soldiers are an example of the strength, fortitude and courage of those in our armed forces”. He added that they are an example and an inspiration to their comrades in arms.

He said that they are living proof that their task is not easy and that it is necessary to have great courage and enormous bravery to keep going and meet one’s commitment to Mexico in these difficult tasks:

After expressing, “The pride we feel in having determined, committed elements in the army,” President Peña Nieto pointed out that during his visits to the states in the country, he always sends a message of gratitude to the troops who receive him, “For the great courage and commitment of our soldiers, pilots and sailors in all the tasks they perform”.

“As president, I am more than grateful to our armed forces. They are a source of great pride,” he said.

The president instructed National Defense Secretary General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda to provide the wounded soldiers and their families with all the care they require.

After talking to the injured soldiers, he told their relatives that, “They seem to be recovering and optimistic and in great spirits. They mourn the loss of their comrades in arms, but are already eager to return to work”.

At the end of his visit, the president returned to Mexico City.