As a prelude to the X Summit of North American Leaders (CLAN) activities, the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Business Council hosted the North American Business Leaders Summit yesterday. The objective is to establish a circular dialogue for the exchange of ideas as well as promoting cooperation between the public and private sectors in the region.
Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, co-chaired the summit of business leaders along with Melanie Jolie, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America. They discussed various ways to deepen trilateral economic cooperation with the trade sector, promote investment, accelerate economic growth in the region, and strengthen the stability and resilience of the North American economy, according to a statement.
“We are not talking about another summit, we are talking about a summit of leaders from the most important region of the world,” said Foreign Minister Ebrard. “We have three leaders with the same vision, three leaders in whose hands the power to shape the future of our countries is, and all of us in this room will join efforts to be a part of that successful future. Is.” country. Our field, the time has come.
For her part, Minister Jolie noted in the moment of uncertainty the world is experiencing, “the role played by the leaders of North America will serve to give certainty to its people.” He said that North America should not be a place of absence, but a region that seeks prosperity, “and that is why we are working with you to make proposals that are not just words, but actions.”
In this sense, Secretary Antony Blinken remarked that the decisions taken in the coming days will define what will happen in Mexico, the United States and Canada in the next 50 years. “If we can do this together, we can take advantage of the great moment we are living in. We couldn’t ask for better partners to make this possible”, the US official concluded.
The event was also attended by Economy Secretary Raquel Buenrostro; the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma; Ambassador Designate of Mexico to Canada, Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez; SRE Unit Head for North America, Roberto Velasco; US Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar; US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols; Marco EL Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety; Graeme C. Clarke, Canadian Ambassador to Mexico; Canada’s ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, among other officials from the three North American countries.