US president arrives in Mexico for summit

August 10th, 2009 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 10 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama has arrived here in Mexico to attend the Fifth North American Leaders’ Summit, officials said.
He will hold talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, among others, during the two day-summit starting Sunday.

Obama will meet Calderon before the start of the summit in Guadalajara.

He will later have dinner with Harper and Calderon.

Jalisco Governor Emilio Gonzalez Marguez received Obama at the Guadalajara airport. Obama will stay at the Hilton Hotel here.

Meanwhile, members of the Alternative Social Organisations Movement (ASOM) have urged the government to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that came into force 15 years ago.

The members of the group protested at the streets of Chapultepec and Vallarte, close to the US consulate, to press their demand. There was no violence during the protest.

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