I hope that during the holidays, all Mexicans have enjoyed being with their loved ones, reflected on the times we experienced with those who are no longer with us and shared stories of joy and happiness.

2016 was a year of opportunities and lessons learned. We lived adverse situations, and coped with them together. Let us continue working on them, on the times that were unpleasant for us, in the knowledge that, as a nation, we have the strength to cope with them.

It has been a year in which millions of Mexicans have begun to build their own success stories and others have told us theirs. There have been difficult challenges, in which we have identified opportunities. Let us recall that in the search for a better Mexico, we all participate.

For my part, I ask you not to lose sight of what moves us and to live 2017 to the fullest. Let us love, learn, share, without limits, believing in our country and in ourselves, as Mexicans.

On behalf of myself and my family, receive a warm embrace. Our best wishes to you all, and may this be a year of health, happiness, hope, unity and pride.

Happy and prosperous 2017!

Enrique Peña Nieto