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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 07:22 PM
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Obama to Mexico, August 9-10

Statement on Obama's August Trip to Mexico

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 17, 2009

STATEMENT BY PRESS SECRETARY ROBERT GIBBS

Upcoming Travel by the President

The President will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, August 9-10 to attend the North American Leaders Summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The summit meeting will provide an opportunity for the United States, Mexico, and Canada to engage on a broad range of issues, including economic recovery and competitiveness in North America, our shared interest in energy and the environment, and cooperation among our governments to promote the safety and welfare of our citizens, including continued close cooperation to counter the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic.

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http://thepage.time.com/statement-on-obamas-august-trip... /


I'm going to go down there and see if I can catch him somewhere along his way. :)
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 07:30 PM
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1. Barack reminds me of Where's Waldo.
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 07:53 PM
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2. lol. He has certainly been busy.
Edited on Sat Jul-18-09 07:54 PM by Kdillard
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 07:58 PM
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3. America.gov
Washington The leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States will meet in August to discuss security, economic and trade policies, health issues and regional challenges like the political crisis in Honduras, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said July 16.

The annual summit will be held August 910 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and will involve Mexican President Felipe Caldern, who is hosting the summit, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Obama. The leaders summit was created in March 2005 and is held annually.

In addition to a range of broad topics, the leaders are expected to discuss issues closer to home, particularly the political crisis in Honduras, Clinton said at a press conference July 16 at the State Department with Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa. The three foreign ministers met to discuss current issues, but also to lay out the agenda for the leaders summit next month.

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Canadas Cannon said the July 16 talks among the three also focused on strengthening four priority areas: the economy; clean energy and climate change; security and citizen safety; and the growing challenges from transnational organized crime.

Many of these challenges require a North American solution, Cannon said. So we laid the ground for our three leaders to have a fruitful discussion in the month of August.

Espinosa said they also discussed regional economic competitiveness. That is key, so that the products of our region can be the most affordable and the ones that are most beneficial to the families of this part of the world, and so that we can compete with other regions of the world, she said.

Clean energy and the environment will be trademarks of the dialogue among the leaders of North America, Espinosa added, saying that they want the region to become the model for other regions of the world.

Clinton said the foreign ministers also reviewed their joint response to this springs H1N1 influenza outbreak. Mexicos leadership in the face of the H1N1 crisis, its openness and transparency, its sharing of information, set a real model, Clinton said.

Espinosa said problems like the H1N1 influenza crisis show that the three North American nations share common problems and must find common solutions. The challenges of our time demand coordinated action with our neighbors, she said.


http://www.america.gov/st/peacesec-english/2009/July/20...

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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 08:12 PM
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4. Obama has it all wrong. Everyone knows August is when the President
Edited on Sat Jul-18-09 08:29 PM by hedgehog
goes to Texas to clear brush and ride a mountain bike.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-18-09 09:38 PM
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5. Ol.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-19-09 10:26 AM
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6. that meeting should prove interesting


Obama better stay tough
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