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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

The President spoke by phone today with President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto to congratulate him on the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and to review broader security and economic issues.  The leaders agreed that two of the most important pillars in the strong and enduring United States – Mexico relationship are a cooperative and supportive security dynamic as well as deep and robust economic bonds.  They agreed on the importance of taking steps to advance the approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  President Obama and President Peña Nieto both reaffirmed the importance of all aspects of the bilateral relationship.