WASHINGTON---The Obama White House will honor the president of Mexico and his wife in the second state dinner of the administration on May 19.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced the upcoming event at the Thursday briefing--held outside on a warm day in the Rose Garden.
"Lastly, want to announce that in recognition of the deep ties and
strong relationship that President Obama has forged with Mexican
President Felipe Calderon, President Obama and the first lady will
host President Calderon and the Mexican first lady in a White House --
at the White House for a state dinner on Wednesday, May 19th," Gibbs said.
"The dinner will take place in the context of an official visit by
President Calderon, during which the president will have an
opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues with President Calderon,
including economic competitiveness, our growing security cooperation,
clean-energy opportunities, immigration and other key issues."