Obama meets North American leaders in February

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Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 1:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet in Mexico next month with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Spokesman Jay Carney says the meeting is set for Feb. 19 in Toluca, about an hour outside of Mexico City. Carney says Obama looks forward to discussing a variety of issues important to all North Americans, including economic competitiveness, trade and investment, entrepreneurship and security.

The meeting will be the first so-called North American Leaders' Summit to include Pena Nieto. He was sworn in to office in December 2012.

The most recent summit was held in April of 2012, when Obama invited Harper and then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon (fay-LEE'-pay kahl-duh-ROHN') to Washington.

Obama met with Pena Nieto when he visited Mexico last year.

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