• This translates into more development opportunities for Mexicans, he said.
  • At a joint press conference with Chancellor Claudia Ruiz Massieu, it was announced that the president will pay a state visit to Canada, participate in the North American Leaders' Summit and attend the Eleventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance.

At a joint press conference, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu and General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesman Eduardo Sánchez Hernández announced President Enrique Peña Nieto’s agenda for next week, when he will pay a state visit to Canada, participate in the North American Leaders' Summit in that country and lastly attend the Eleventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance in Chile.

Eduardo Sánchez declared that, “This intense international agenda confirms Mexico as a fundamental factor in the union of peoples and economies, which translates into more development opportunities for Mexicans.”

He stressed that Mexico, “Is the continental axis connecting the north with the south, the Pacific and the Atlantic, and President Peña Nieto’s international policy will leverage this geographic position in the trip from Canada to Chile”.

”Mexico,” he said, “continues to advance along the path of global responsibility: the strategic partnerships with other nations, promoted by President Enrique Peña Nieto, have strengthened Mexico's position as a reliable country in the midst of institutional transformation.  As a result, during this administration, $110 billion dollars in foreign investment have been obtained, which translate into more, well-paid jobs.”

The government spokesman declared that at the North American Leaders' Summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 29 in Canada, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, US President Barack Obama, and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, "will seek to consolidate North America’s leadership as the world’s most prosperous and competitive region.

They will address an agenda with the following topics: first, climate change, clean energy and environment; second, trade and border competitiveness; third, security and defense, and fourth, cooperation in regional and global affairs.

Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu announced that a bilateral meeting between the Presidents of Mexico and the United States of America will be held within the framework of the Summit.

Regarding the state visit to Canada, Eduardo Sánchez stated that it will take place in a particularly favorable context due to the excellent relationship between the presidents of both countries. “It will also be an opportunity to renew ties between our nations, on the basis of the commitments President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made during their meeting at the G20 Summit, held in Antalya, Turkey last year”.

This visit, he said, “Will strengthen the partnerships between the two countries on climate change, renewable energy; educational and innovation exchanges, among other issues”. The president will also meet with businessmen and young people from the two countries.

The agreements that will be reached with Canada will consolidate a common front for the prosperity of the citizens of both countries,” he explained.

Eduardo Sánchez added that nearly 100,000 Mexicans live in Canada, making it home to the second largest overseas Mexican community after the United States. At the same time, over 60,000 Canadians have decided to settle permanently in Mexico.

He said that trade between the two countries exceeded $36 billion dollars in 2015, Canada being Mexico’s third largest trading partner with more than 3,500 Canadian companies that have set up business in this country.

He explained that on the afternoon of June 29, the president of Mexico will travel to Chile to participate in the 11th Summit of the Pacific Alliance together with his counterparts from Chile, Colombia and Peru, to strengthen areas of economic, scientific, technological and social cooperation between the four countries.