President Felipe Calderón to Pay Official Visit to Washington

Calderon photo

Press Release March 21, 2010

The Presidency reports that President Felipe Calderón will pay an official visit to Washington DC on May 19 and 20 in response to an invitation by US President Barack Obama.

The meeting will expand the dialogue begun by the two leaders during their first meeting in January 2009 a few days before President Obama took office and contribute to the strategic relationship between the two nations, on the basis of shared responsibility.
The issues to be discussed by the presidents include: border  infrastructure, facilitating trade, cooperation against organized transnational crime, the environment, the challenges faced by the Mexican community in the United States and the wide range of issues in regional and international spheres.

President Calderón will also pursue a working agenda with various actors in US political life, opinion shapers and in particular, the leaders of other branches of government, in order to strengthen the new framework of bilateral cooperation.
Within this framework, the US president will host a state dinner for President Calderón at the White House. This will be the first dinner President Obama has hosted for a Head of State since he took office.

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