President Obama to Host Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto

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0  Updated at 11:05 am, November 19th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will visit President Obama at the White House next week.

The White House announced that Obama will host Peña Nieto on Tuesday, November 27.

“The President looks forward to meeting President-elect Peña Nieto and hearing about his vision for leading Mexico over the next six years. They plan to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues during their Oval Office meeting. The President welcomes the opportunity to underscore the shared values and strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Mexico,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

“The United States remains committed to work in partnership with Mexico to increase economic competitiveness in both countries, promote regional development, advance bilateral efforts to develop a secure and efficient 21st Century Border, and address our common security challenges,” Carney added.

Peña Nieto, of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, will succeed outgoing President Felipe Calderón of the National Action Party several days after the visit when he takes office on December 1.

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