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Latino Daily News

Monday March 5, 2012

VP Joe Biden’s First Leg of Latin America Trip is Visit with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon

VP Joe Biden’s First Leg of Latin America Trip is Visit with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon

Photo: VP Joe Biden meets with President Felipe Calderon, Mexico City

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Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with US Vice-President Joseph Biden, currently on a working visit to Mexico City, at the official Los Pinos residence today.

They agreed on the importance of coordinated work with a long-term view for the well-being and security of the two countries. They also highlighted the importance of the contributions made by migrants to their communities.

President Calderón hailed the Mexican economy and the advancements achieved in social development. He highlighted the complementary nature of efforts by Mexico and the United States to create more and better jobs and to increase the competitiveness of their respective economies.  Calderon also hailed the measures adopted by President Barack Obama and stressed the need to reinforce measures against arms trafficking into Mexico and money laundering.

For his part, Vice-President Biden repeated the US government’s commitment to reinforcing the strategic partnership with Mexico. Biden highlighted the importance of the frequent dialogue between top level government officials on all issues in the broad bilateral agenda promoted by President Calderón and President Obama.

Vice President Biden also met with the three presidential candidates, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Enrique Pena Nieto and Josefina Vazquez Mota. 

Tomorrow the Vice President will travel to Honduras with plans to meet with President Porfirio Lobo.