President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomes his counterparts from the United States, Barack Obama, and from Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in Toluca, Mexico, as they celebrate the North American Leaders Summit. The event will provide them with an opportunity to renew their commitment to the common goal of building North America into the most dynamic and competitive region in the world.
The Summit is the highest level trilateral forum that regularly takes place between the nations. The heads of state decide upon an outline for the work of the three governments. They also agree upon concrete actions that should be taken and the strategy of the regional partnership in the global arena. The results of the Summit come out of previous meetings and consultations between the governments and with relevant actors from the private sector, academia, and civil society with the goal of improving the well-being of the societies in all three countries.
20 years after the entry into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the three governments work together with a vision toward the future for the mutual benefit of their societies. The region as a whole generates nearly 30% of world gross domestic product and has notable competitive advantages in logistics and communications, as well as human capital with its population of 450 million.
The leaders will seek to capitalize on complementarities to boost shared, inclusive prosperity, and identify new areas of opportunity. They will review the current state of collaboration between them to guarantee citizen security. They will also discuss shared interests in hemispheric and global affairs.
At the conclusion of the Summit in Toluca, the leaders will present a joint declaration.