President Barack Obama will
have a summit meeting here with leaders of Canada and Mexico early
next month over a number of issues including citizen security,
energy and climate change, the White House said on Friday.
The meeting slated for April 2 will build on wide-ranging and ongoing cooperation among the three nations, and Obama's talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will focus on economic growth and competitiveness, citizen security, energy and climate change, the White House said in a statement.
The trio will also discuss North America's role in the Americas as a summit of the Americas is scheduled to kick off in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14-15, in addition to other global economic, political and security issues, the White House said.
The three leaders last met in Guadalajara, Mexico in August 2009. Obama had planned to host another summit in November 2011, but put it off following the death that month of Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora in a helicopter crash along with seven others.
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