Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama meets President Calderon of Mexico

In a time honored tradition, President-Elect Obama met with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

President-elect Barack Obama met today with Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, the first foreign leader he has met since winning election.

They discussed immigration, security, and trade, among other issues.

According to the press pool, Calderón said that “the more secure Mexico is, the more secure the U.S. will be” and that the nations need to work together to fight organized crime “and combine the capabilities of our government in order to preserve the security of our people on both sides of the border .”

“It will be the beginning of an extraordinary age in the relationship between the United States and Mexico," Calderón predicted.

Obama said he intends to strengthen "the commercial ties, the security ties and the cultural ties that exist between the United States and Mexico.

Complete story, here.

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