Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto met with mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City, on the first full day of his visit to the Big Apple.
During their private meeting, the Presidency of Mexico informed in a press release that the mayor and the President spoke about economy and subjects related to the Mexican community in that city, with Peña Nieto’s praising De Blasio’s work on their behalf.
Peña Nieto also praised his inclusive policies towards that community, like the recent law allowing anybody, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain a drivers license.
“President Peña Nieto and the mayor recognized that the demographical change in the US is conducting to an increasing participation of the Hispanic community in the business, politic, educational and cultural areas,” according to the Mexican presidency.
The release added that Mexico will look for a greater cooperation in the bilateral relationship in the areas of education, economy and business.
“Currently, there are more than 319,000 Mexicans in the City of New York,” pointed out the press release.
Previously, Peña Nieto met in private with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Currently, there are more than 319,000 Mexicans in the City of New York, according to the Mexican presidential office.
Peña Nieto was accompanied by Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade; Economy Minister Luis Videgaray and Environment Minister Juan José Guerra Abud.
The permanent representative of Mexico before the UN, Jorge Montaño, the head of the presidential office, Aurelio Nuño, and the viceminister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo also participated in the meeting.
According to the information provided by the Mexican presidential office, Peña Nieto will talk before the UN on Wednesday, during the LXXIX General Assembly of the international organization, to give a speech about the global responsibilities of his government.
Later on that day, Peña Nieto was presented with the Global Citizen Award by the Atlantic Council, in an act with the participation of Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, former Israel President Shimon Peres and actor, director and producer Robert de Niro, among other politicians and celebities.
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