• In the Supreme Court, he said that the two nations share a common cause in the present: revitalize justice, by bringing it closer to citizens and making it a living instrument.
  • He concluded his state visit to Colombia and traveled to Cartagena to participate in the XXV Ibero-American Summit.

As part of his state visit to Colombia, President Enrique Peña Nieto met separately with representatives of the legislative and judicial powers of this nation, to whom he stressed the importance of interparliamentary dialogue as proof of the close ties between the two peoples.

He stressed that Mexico and Colombia have had mutual learning that has improved the administration of justice.

At the headquarters of the Colombian Congress, the Mexican President met with Senate President Mauricio Lizcano, and the President of the House of Representatives, Alfredo Rafael Deluque Zuleta, with whom he discussed the growing relationship between the parliamentarians of both nations.

Afterwards, he spoke with President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia, Judge Margarita Leonor Cabello Blanco, who led a meeting of judges with the president in the plenary hall.

He said that Colombia has traced a path of progress, welfare and development based on full respect for the law.

He said that in addition to their ancestral ties, Colombia and Mexico share a common cause in the present: to revitalize justice, bring it even closer to citizens, make it a living instrument, address their most basic demands while at the same time, giving strength to the state and direction to the nation.

With the ministers of the Supreme Court of Justice, he discussed the initiative, called the Justice Mission, which seeks to find fundamental solutions to the challenges facing justice today.

He expressed confidence that their experience as well as the inclusion of all the voices and ideas in the industry, will make it possible to integrate a proposal for far-reaching judicial reform, which will be historic for Colombia.

He informed them that in Mexico, “We have already taken the first steps to implement the proposals given to us by academics, experts, judges and magistrates and all of civil society, to strengthen what in Mexico we have called everyday justice,” which is not penal and also handles 90 percent of the controversies and litigious issues that exist in our country.

He therefore hoped that the efforts being made in both countries will contribute to creating fairer societies.

With this meeting in the Supreme Court, President Enrique Peña Nieto concluded his state visit to Colombia and, in the company of his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña, traveled that same night to the city of Cartagena de Indias, where he will attend the XXV Iberoamerican Summit tomorrow.