The HLED promotes mutual economic growth, job creation and regional and global competitiveness by advancing strategic economic and commercial priorities of both countries. Its six priority areas are energy, a modern border, workforce development, regulatory cooperation, stakeholder (private sector, academia and society) engagement and regional and global leadership. 

The third meeting was chaired, for Mexico, by Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo. Vice President Joe Biden headed the U.S. delegation. He was accompanied by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

The two sides discussed the achievement of 2015 and set the agenda for 2016. Referring to the economic dialogue, Biden urged both countries to develop a stronger economic partnership to move "more people, goods and information across our border."

In 2013, President Enrique Peña Nieto and President Barack Obama announced the HLED. Its action plan is based on three pillars: promoting competitiveness and connectivity, fostering economic growth, productivity, entrepreneurship and innovation; and partnering for regional and global leadership.

In addition to the HLED, there were also meetings of the Mexico – United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (#MUSEIC) and the Mexico – U.S. Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (#FOBESSI). 

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