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State Visit by Mexican President Vicente Fox
September 5 - 6, 2001

Latest News on State Visit
Presidents Bush, Fox Conclude State Visit
Joint Statement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States
Presidents Bush, Fox Discuss State Visit
Presidents Exchange Toasts at State Dinner
National Security Advisor Discusses State Visit
U.S., Mexican Cabinet Officials Hold Press Conference
Presidents Bush, Fox Discuss Joint Cabinet Meeting
Remarks by President Bush and President Fox of Mexico at Arrival Ceremony

Photo Essay
State Arrival
State Dinner
State Visit Day 2

Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet on Economy
Fact Sheet on Migration
Fact Sheet on Law Enforcement Cooperation
Fact Sheet on Environment
Fact Sheet on Trucking
Fact Sheet on Binational Institutions
Fact Sheet on NAFTA
Fact Sheet on U.S.-Mexican Relations
Fact Sheet on Binational Commission

Past Remarks on State Visit
President and Minority Leader Discuss Priorities, Sept. 4
Remarks at White House Web Site Launch, August 31 
Remarks at Dedication of San Jose Mission, August 29 
Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer, August 31
Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer, August 22

Related Links
President Commends Senate Action on Immigration Legislation, Sept. 6


President George W. Bush welcomed Mexican President Vicente Fox today at a ceremony on the South Lawn. The traditional welcoming ceremony included colors, anthems and remarks by both Presidents.

Later, the President participated in a Cabinet-level Binational Commission with President Fox.

Held alternately in Washington and Mexico City, the Cabinet-level Binational Commission (BNC) is the principal mechanism for focusing high-level attention on the full range of issues affecting relations between the United States and Mexico.  The United States hosted the 2000 BNC, and again in 2001 because of the State Visit of President Fox September.

The United States and Mexico enjoy close and cordial bilateral relations that cover an unprecedented range of issues and engage a wide range of participants in government, the private sector and civil society.

President Bush and President Fox have held meetings on four previous occasions:

-    Bilateral on February 16 in Guanajuato;
-    Bilateral on April 21 in Quebec City;
-    Trilateral, with Canadian Prime Minister Chretien, on April 22 in Quebec City; and
-    Bilateral on May 3 at the White House.

The State Visit of President Fox will mark the fifth meeting between the two leaders.

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