North American Leaders Summit

L to r: U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Image: Government of Canada)


Updates: The 2014 North American Leaders' Summit

By Rachel Glickhouse and Carin Zissis

Get the details on the February 19 trilateral meeting in Toluca between the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Updated February 20—U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met in Toluca, Mexico on February 19 for the annual North American Leaders’ Summit. Also known as the “Three Amigos Summit,” the three heads of state discussed trade, security, and energy, among other issues.


  • U.S. President Barack Obama: @BarackObama
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  • Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto: @EPN


The presidents released a joint statement covering four areas of agreement. The first, "shared and inclusive prosperity," covers trade, borders, transportation, and customs regulations. "New areas of opportunity" include educational and innovation exchange, energy, and biodiversity. The third, "citizen security and global issues," involves combating international crime, information sharing and coordination among law enforcement, epidemic preparedness, and development and human rights. And the last area, "delivering on our agenda," requires following up on these agreements through consultaions. Access the joint statement: English | Español

Peña Nieto concluded that the summit "confirmed our commitment to position the region as the most competitive one in the world."

Following the summit, the leaders gave a press conference. Watch the video or read the transcript.