• The two leaders highlighted the positive relationship between Mexico and the United States.
  • They also discussed some of the hemispheric challenges such as the protection of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America.

President Enrique Peña Nieto and his US counterpart Barack Obama today held a telephone conversation in which they discussed various issues, especially the positive relationship between the two countries, which they agreed to maintain and strengthen during their respective administrations.

President Obama thanked the Mexican president for the institutional changes promoted during his administration, particularly the package of reform bills recently submitted to Congress to update Everyday Justice.

The US president also hailed the cooperation there has been between the two governments on security issues and criminal justice.

The two leaders discussed the hemispheric challenges shared by Mexico and the United States, including the fight against organized crime.

In this area, they also underlined the importance of continuing to ensure the welfare of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America.

Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama welcomed the recent nomination of the ambassadors in both countries, and reiterated their willingness to meet in June together with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, where the eighth edition of the North American Leaders' Summit will be held.