- .Mexico requires national unity. What we are witnessing in the world today demands that Mexicans be united, working closely together and on a single front, he said.
- In all your responsibilities and all your activities, we call for national unity, he said.
- He also urged them to redouble their efforts and work together to consolidate the projects they have been working on. "That will be the contribution of this generation of public servants," he said.
- Speak well of Mexico and the achievements we have constructed together, he urged.
- He thanked CONASAMI, the labor sector and the employers’ sector, for the approval of the minimum wage above 80 pesos. This is great news; for the first time in 40 years, there has been a real recovery of the minimum wage of 15 percent, he said.
- He met with public servants in the government offices at the start his fifth year in office.
At the beginning of the fifth year of his administration, President Enrique Peña Nieto, accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña, met today with public servants from all federal agencies, whom he urged to be, "Part of a call, throughout the country, for national unity”.
“Mexico requires national unity. What we are witnessing in the world today demands that Mexicans be united, working closely together and on a single front,” he said.
The president said that, “In unity, Mexicans will have a much more promising and successful future for our nation”.
"I call upon you to be part of this call for national unity; in all your responsibilities, in all your activities, we urge you to heed the call for national unity,” he declared.
“Let us be respectful of the differences between each other, the ways of thinking of each other, but in the end, let us all be part of national unity,” which, in unison and on a single front, will allow us to, “Overcome any adverse moment we face,” said.
He noted that, “When Mexicans have been divided, we have had experiences that have left scars on our history”. By way of an example, he said, “The Mexican Revolution left over a million dead, a million Mexicans lost their lives”.
Conversely, he continued, when we have been united, when we have been in solidarity beyond our differences, our way of thinking, our different thoughts on different subjects, “When we stand together, we are able to overcome any adversity”.
After recognizing the major efforts of civil servants to boost the country's transformation, because, he said, “You are key players in the change that is taking place in Mexico,” the president asked them to, “Redouble their efforts and work to achieve the goals we have set. This is no time to reinvent the wheel or incorporate new things, but rather to focus on the tasks and goals we have set and which we have been working on,” he said.
“Let us redouble our efforts, work together and consolidate the projects we have been working on,” he said. “That will be the contribution of this generation of public servants,” he said.
President Enrique Peña Nieto declared: "There was no better way to start the fifth year of my administration than to meet my fellow civil servants, my colleagues who enabled the achievements and progress in different areas of which we have informed society”.
“You are the ones who have made service to Mexico possible and continue to do so,” he said. ”None of what we have achieved in this government would have been possible without the active and determined participation of all of you,” he repeated.
The president also asked the servants to convey his greetings to their families. ”Through you, I wish to greet and acknowledge the important role of your families. Please inform them of my gratitude and appreciation,” he said.
"My warm thanks to your relatives, the relatives of public servants, because behind your work, your sacrifices, sleepless nights and absences from home, there are families supporting you,” he said.
President Peña Nieto also called on public servants to speak well of Mexico and, “The achievements we have all constructed together”.
“You are key players in the reforms and transformative changes we are promoting. I do not ask you to speak well of the president, let history judge him, but I ask you, my fellow civil servants to talk and let others know what we are doing in the government,” he said.
The president noted that today, the National Minimum Wage Commission, comprising employers’ and workers’ representatives, reached an important consensus: "They approved the minimum wage above 80 pesos; this is great news, since it raises it from just over 70 pesos to 80 pesos”.
He explained that this is the first time in 40 years that, “There has been a real recovery of the minimum wage by 15 percent," for which he thanked the employers’ sector, the labor sector and CONASAMI for their, “Sensitivity and responsibility in taking care of our macroeconomic basics”.
The event was attended by civil servants from the various government agencies, members of the Legal and Extended Cabinet and the staff of the President's Office.