I am delighted to start by visiting Washington, D. Our countries have an intense economic relationship that is spread over a myriad of areas.
Since the beginning of my administration, I have worked with President Barack Obama to create bilateral mechanisms that harness the full potential of our relationship. Story Continued Below We are steadfast in our belief that the continuous promotion of bilateral trade is a win-win situation for both our countries.
Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the U. Our exports to the U. In fact, Mexico buys more U. Even Mexican exports benefit the American economy: ByMexico will have the capacity to build one in every four vehicles in North America, up from one in six in Additionally, Mexico has begun to invest in high technology exports; we have become the leading exporter of flat screen televisions in the world, the fourth largest computer exporter and a growing pioneer in the aerospace industry.
To ensure the prosperity of our border we have worked together to improve security and facilitate trade. Every minute, nearly a million dollars worth of products cross our land border. Additionally, our countries have begun several infrastructure projects to make the border region a catalyst for growth and innovation.
These projects include the San Diego-Tijuana airport pedestrian bridge, the railway crossing at Matamoros-Brownsville, and six new inspection booths at the Nogales port of entry.
We have also reduced average waiting times at the San Ysidro-Chaparral crossing on the California-Baja California border from 3. Furthermore, 23 cooperation agreements have been signed between Mexican and American states and universities. Altogether, we were able to reach our goal: The United States and Mexico have recognized that the challenges and opportunities we face on immigration should be addressed from a broad regional perspective and based upon the principle of shared responsibility.
Consequently, we are committed to working with our neighbors in Central America to foster development and prosperity in that region. Over 34 million people of Mexican origin live in the U. Mexican-Americans are socially and economically active members of their communities, and they maintain a strong binational identity.
These communities are pillars of the relationship between our countries and will help us build a more prosperous shared future. Furthermore, these measures will allow immigrants to increase their contributions to American society and live without fear of being separated from their families.
My administration will continue to work with the U. In order to raise living standards in Mexico—which will discourage undocumented immigration—my government has embarked upon a transformational path. Since taking office, my administration has taken on the responsibility of making structural change a reality.
The Mexican Congress approved eleven structural reforms in several key sectors such as education, banking, telecommunications, justice, electoral system, labor, energy, economic competition and public finance. These reforms will better prepare our citizens and businesses for the global challenges of the 21st century and enhance competitiveness in our region.
The implementation of these unprecedented changes is already taking place and will make our partnership with the United States even stronger. In accordance with these efforts, my government recognizes the need to improve security conditions in Mexico.
The tragic and despicable events that took place last September in Guerrero have been met by my government with decisive action: Over 70 individuals, including the masterminds, are already being prosecuted, and I will continue to stress that there is no room for impunity.
Last November, I took steps to strengthen the rule of law and to promote fundamental reforms in the realms of security, law enforcement and criminal justice.
We are focusing our efforts on shoring up institutional strength at the local level to prevent these types of events from ever being repeated.
The United States and Mexico have worked together to deepen our ties and diversify an agenda that reflects our strengths and common values. Together, we must build a more integrated, competitive and prosperous North America.The U.S.-Mexico relationship is dangerously on the edge.
he’s ignoring the $ billion in goods that the United States exported to Mexico in , second only to Canada. It’s too easy to. Diplomatic relations of the United States Mexico: See Mexico–United States relations.
The United States of America shares a unique and often complex relationship with the United Mexican States. A history of armed conflict goes back to the Texas Revolution in the s. The United States also put a lot of pressure on Mexico on tighten its southern border with Central America and limit the flow of migrants from Central America to the United States through Mexico.
Nuevo Casas Grandes Area (including Nuevo Casas Grandes, Casas Grades, Mata Ortiz, Colonia Juarez, Colonia LeBaron, and Paquime): U.S. government employees must travel to the Nuevo Casas Grandes area during daylight hours through the United States. U.S. government employees should enter Mexico at the Palomas Port of Entry on New Mexico Route The United States thanked Mexico for hosting delegations from the United States, Cuba, and Mexico in Mexico City for a successful first meeting July regarding unresolved maritime boundaries in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
The foreign relations of Mexico are directed by the President of the United Mexican States and managed through the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. The principles of the foreign policy are constitutionally recognized in the Article 89, Section 10, which include: respect for international law and legal equality of states, their sovereignty and independence, non-intervention in the domestic.