North American Leaders Summit–aka ‘Three Amigos’ Summit–Slated for Wednesday

Wednesday, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States will meet at the Three Amigos Summit to discuss issues facing this critical trilateral relationship.  Top issues will include trade, border security, and Canadian visa requirements on Mexican travelers.

The Financial Times offers an illuminating macro-level look at the North American trilateral relationship, emphasizing the nations deep trade ties and the thorny issues of immigration and border security.

The Calgary Herald offers some excellent reporting in their piece emphasizing efforts to have Canada, Mexico, and the United States to pursue a more coordinated approach to economic decision-making.  The article, by Jordan Press, offers insight from Mexico’s undersecretary of foreign affairs Sergio Alcocer Martinez and former Mexican foreign service official Andres Rozental.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and President Barack Obama will meet in Toluca, Mexico.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast will be in Mexico Monday and Tuesday as well, with Canada and Mexico expected to sign an expanded airline access agreement.


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