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Obama Hails Mexican President-elect in White House Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Daly   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:46

WASHINGTON — President Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Pena Nieto met on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the White House.

Obama said it was fitting that the men were meeting even before Pena Nieto takes office on Saturday, Dec. 1, calling it a sign of the close relationship between the two countries.

"What happens in Mexico has an impact on our society," Obama said before the Oval Office meeting, which also included Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Obama said he had forged a close working relationship with outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon and was confident he could establish a similar "close personal and professional relationship" with Pena Nieto, leader of Mexico's Revolutionary Party.

Obama said he was confident Mexico and the United States will be able to strengthen longstanding economic and trade ties.

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