U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala to the White House for a state dinner May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Mexican television personality Giselle Fernandez
Beyonce also performed at the State Dinner
President Obama and President Calderón of Mexico held a joint press availability this afternoon ahead of the State Dinner to discuss the many issues that naturally draw such close neighbors into common interest. President Obama talked about the “highest economic priority” of both nations to create jobs for their people, including clean energy jobs, and increasing competitiveness in the global economy. He also discussed their commitment to common security, specifically standing together against drug cartels, stating that “Mexico can count on the United States as a full partner in this effort.” Read more here
Actor Ana Claudia Talancon
US Trade Representitive Ron Kirk with Ms. Elizabeth Kirk