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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mexican President Peña Nieto on 'Mexico at the UN'

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As part of his working tour to attend the United Nations' 69th General Assembly, President Enrique Peña Nieto met with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

During the meeting, the two leaders stressed the importance of the celebration in 2015 of the year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, and of the United Kingdom in Mexico, and repeated their commitment to undertaking a program of activities that will help strengthen political dialogue, and identify new opportunities for collaboration in areas of mutual interest.

At the UN headquarters, the President of Mexico led the Thematic Roundtable on Financing the Climate Summit 2014, in which he announced that Mexico will make a contribution of US$10 million to the Green Climate Fund.

As co-chair of the Thematic Roundtable, President Peña Nieto said that, "Although Mexico is a moderate greenhouse gas emitter, we have a strong, growing international commitment."

During his conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations, the President of Mexico said that in order to reduce and eradicate poverty, it is necessary to grow economically, at higher rates and steadily, and to ensure that the state, through social policy, ensures a fairer, more equitable distribution of wealth among the population."

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"Mexico at the UN," Sep. 24, 2014, Presidency of the Republic, Mexico, DF; Presidency of the Republic translation

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