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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 23, 2005

Fact Sheet: Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

"In a rapidly changing world, we must develop new avenues of cooperation that will make our open societies safer and more secure, our businesses more competitive, and our economies more resilient."

Joint Statement by President Bush, Prime Minister Martin, and President Fox, March 23, 2005

Today, President Bush, Prime Minister Martin of Canada, and President Fox of Mexico announced the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Through the SPP, the United States, Canada, and Mexico seek to:

Areas of Focus and Responsibility

The following U.S. working groups will be established:

Relationship to Other Initiatives

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