President Felipe Calderón will visit Washington and Houston as part of his official visit to the United States from April 23rd to April 26th. The purpose of his visit is to strengthen the presence of Mexico in the United States, as well as that of productive investment and businesses. In addition, President Calderón will seek to further the dialogue with key political figures at the federal and state levels of government, as well as engaging in meetings with key figures in the academic and financial realms. The President’s work program also features a permanent relationship with Mexican communities in the United States.
On Monday, President Calderón will give the Henry Kissinger lecture at the Library of Congress of the United States, becoming the first incumbent president to receive an invitation to speak in this forum. On the following day, Calderón will meet with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and will receive an award from them. He will also meet with the president of the World Bank for a discussion on the international economic situation as well as the priorities of the Mexican presidency in the group of the G20.