· President Peña Nieto will meet with his counterparts from Canada and the United States in the city of Ottawa, in June.
· He will also pay a state visit to Canada in order to deepen bilateral relations and give them a more strategic approach.
President Enrique Peña Nieto, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama will meet in Ottawa, Canada, where the eighth edition of the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) will be held on June 29.
At the meeting, leaders will follow up on key trilateral issues and reaffirm their commitment to making North America the world’s most competitive, integrated region.
The North American Leaders' Summit is the most important high level mechanism that currently exists between the three countries. It enables the region to identify common priorities, agree key objectives and define specific lines of action. It has been held regularly since 2007, with the last Summit being held in Toluca in February 2014.
The eighth edition will set new guidelines in four key areas of cooperation: 1) climate change, clean energy and environment; 2) trade and border competitiveness; 3) security and defense, and 4) cooperation in regional and global affairs.
Through NALS, Mexico, the United States and Canada share the vision of a future based on a strong commitment to continue working for the welfare of the three nations.
PRESIDENT PEÑA NIETO WILL PAY A STATE VISIT TO CANADA BEFOREHAND
President Enrique Peña Nieto will make a state visit to Canada from June 26 to 28 , with the aim of relaunching bilateral relations and giving them a more strategic approach. He will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General David Johnston, and hold meetings with key players in the business, academic and cultural sectors.
The visit is expected to deepen bilateral cooperation in priority actions where there are significant overlaps such as climate change, environment and energy, economic competitiveness, facilitating the movement of people, educational and academic exchanges, cooperation in science, technology and innovation, and security.
This year marks the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Canada, a country with which it had over $36 billion USD in trade in 2015. That same year, nearly two million Canadian tourists visited Mexico and over 180,000 Mexicans traveled to Canada. Approximately 96,000 Mexicans live in Canada and approximately 60,000 Canadians have made Mexico their home.