Mexico president in Canada for state visit, Trudeau-Obama summit

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Mexico’s president is in Canada for three days of carefully choreographed North American leader summitry.
Enrique Pena Nieto, who arrived in Canada late Sunday, is beginning his day in Quebec City before dining with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto and then hitting the national capital on Tuesday for an official state visit.
The Mexican president will then join Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama for Wednesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, commonly known as the Three Amigos.
Last year’s trilateral summit was cancelled amid the Canada-U.S. dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and an ongoing Canada-Mexico fight over visa requirements.
Keystone XL has since been formally rejected by the Obama administration, while Canada’s visa requirement for visiting Mexicans remains an irritant that sources say won’t likely be fully resolved this week.
However Trudeau and Pena Nieto will be looking for a public display of Canada-Mexico co-operation _ likely centring on climate action _  as a counterpoint to the trade protectionism and anti-immigrant sentiment that has marked this year’s U.S. presidential race.
(The Canadian Press)

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