North American Leaders´ Summit

Toluca was the hosting venue for an important summit between the President of Mexico, , the President of United States, Barack Obama and the Prime Minister of Canada

North American Leaders Summit

On February 19th, Toluca hosted the 7th North American Leaders´Summit, gathering the presence of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of United States, Barack Obama and the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper.

The North American Leaders´ Summit is an annual event held ever since 2005, where these three nations show and demonstrate their commitment toward the fundamental basis of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and discuss the most popular and demanding issues at hand. This year´s theme is North American Competitiveness.

Also known as the Three Amigos meeting, this important gathering broadened and discussed the most important current issued among these three nations, including the adequate integration of them, improving their competitiveness and more; after all, Canada, USA and Mexico generate 30% of the world´s GDP.

Trilateral meetings were held to strengthen commercial bonds among these nations, and the possibility of reaching a trading agreement with Asia, via the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TTP). Moreover, they agreed to work for the ratification of rules and requirements needed to enter the three nations, to ease the flow of passengers and export products among them.

Polemic issues were also discussed, such as United States´ espionage and safety topics- after all, they are points that involve these three nations. In regard to immigration, President Obama offered to work hard on the issue, because one of the strongest petitions was to ease the transit of people that seek to work or study in Canada or United States.

It’s worth mentioning that both deputy officers- President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper greatly congratulated President Enrique Peña Nieto, due to the series of reforms approved last year, since they are positive they will help Mexico turn into a more competitive nation at a worldwide level.

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