Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu wrapped up her visit
to Washington, D.C. today by meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The purpose of the meeting was to explore ways to institutionalize the new
bilateral agenda between Mexico and the United States, which has been a joint
effort of the administrations of President Enrique Peña Nieto and President
The two officials highlighted the achievements of the
programs on the new agenda, in particular the High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED)
and the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Research and Innovation (FOBESII).
They also discussed the need to keep working to encourage innovation,
entrepreneurship and the development of human capital in order to make the
North American region more competitive. They further agreed to hold the trilateral
North American Foreign Ministers meeting in early 2016 to follow up on the
regional agenda and the commitments made during the North American Leaders’
The secretaries also discussed multilateral issues such as
the outcome of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), the Trans-Pacific
Partnership Agreement (TPP) and fighting the drug problem in the UN General
Assembly, issues in which Mexico and the United States share priorities and
Lastly, the Foreign Secretary mentioned the importance of
continuing to work together on initiatives to promote cooperation on security
and migration, which are important issues on the agenda with the United States.
Remarks by Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu and U.S. Secretary
of State at the conclusion of their meeting in Washington, D.C.