Washington, DC - The Vice President spoke by phone with President Enrique Peña Ni‎eto of Mexico earlier today. The Vice President underscored the importance of Mexico to the United States as a bilateral partner and as a regional leader in Latin America.

The two leaders discussed the prospect for deeper energy integration in the lead up to the North American Leaders Summit next month. They also discussed the progress of Mexico's judicial reforms. The two leaders pledged to deepen bilateral cooperation on issues such as counter-narcotics, security, and trade to the benefit of the citizens of Mexico and the United States.