Washington, D.C. - Vice President of the United States Joe Biden will visit Mexico on September 19th and 20th for meetings with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. During his visit, Biden will launch the US-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, and will also participate in an educational event as part of the Bilateral Forum on Education, Research, and Innovation.
During their meetings in May, President Peña Nieto and US President Barack Obama launched the Education Forum Agreement in order to expand student exchanges and increase research in the education sector. The forum seeks to "expand economic opportunities for the citizens of the two countries and will promote greater access to postsecondary education" for traditionally underserved demographic groups in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Mexico and the United States have a long history of educational collaboration, with more than 18,000 college students exchanges between the two countries each year.The upcoming Mexico trip will mark Biden’s fifth trip to Latin America as vice president.