POSITION OF MEXICO REGARDING THE NEW ADMINISTRATION IN THE U.S.
•This will be a year of major challenges for Mexico; we will be prepared if we face them together: Enrique Peña Nieto
•Mexico will be able to defend and ensure the respect and international recognition it has gained in the world, he said.
•The Mexican President delivered an address to mark the beginning of the year.
MEXICO CITY, 5th January 2017. - This will be a year of important challenges for Mexico, its Government and our society. Challenges that if we are united, we will be ready to face, stated Enrique Peña Nieto, who delivered an address to mark the beginning of the year.
Regarding the challenge of building a positive relationship with the new US Government, Peña Nieto said: “Mexico will be able to defend and ensure the respect and international recognition it has gained in the world.
“We will confirm the friendship between the Mexican people and the American people, and will work hard to maintain and strengthen economic, cultural and family relations between the two countries,” he said.
To this end, he said that, “Our country has its unshakable dignity, the strength of its history, its unique culture, and today, as always, its national unity.
“Unity is the supreme value that has allowed Mexico to preserve its independence and sovereignty, and successfully cope with the greatest challenges in our history. Together, we build national unity every day,” he said.
"I am confident that, inspired by our unity, Mexico and Mexicans are prepared to face any challenge. With that confidence, I will work to ensure that in 2017, every home and family has health, success and well-being,” he said.