President Obama on the U.S. – Mexico Relationship

President Obama and President Nieto

President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico walk through the Blue Room before a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, July 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“From our shared security to climate change, Mexico is a critical partner and is critically important to our own well-being. We’re not just strategic and economic partners, we’re also neighbors, and we're friends, and we're family—including millions of Americans that are connected to Mexico by ties of culture and of language. And that’s why, as President, I’ve worked to deepen the partnership between our two nations.”

President Obama

This week, President Obama invited President Enrique Peña Nieto to the White House to recognize and strengthen America's enduring relationship with our neighboring country of Mexico.

From enhancing our shared national security and combating climate change to advancing our cooperation on health and strengthening our economies through trade, the President reiterated that the U.S. and Mexico are stronger together on the world stage. 

You can get the complete rundown of what President Obama and President Nieto are working on together here — including the benefits of the President's trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Both Canada and Mexico are parties to the TPP, which renegotiates past trade deals to put in place the highest labor and environmental standards of any trade agreement in history. In an increasingly interconnected world, these standards will make a big difference for American workers and small businesses. 

Here's what the President had to say about it: 

Learn more about the President's trade deal and what it means for our workers, our businesses, and our environment here. You can also watch the full press conference here: