It is an honor to be visiting the United Kingdom at the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The positive influence of this great country has nurtured Mexican culture for nearly two centuries, so my visit represents one more step in the never-ending journey to tighten our bonds. Paraphrasing Sir Winston Churchill, it adds to the joy and glory of the path we have embarked upon together.
As part of this shared vision, and prior to this trip, I have held various meetings with the prime minister, David Cameron, and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg. I also had the honor of hosting the Prince of Wales, with whom I formally announced the “Year of the United Kingdom in Mexico” and the “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom.”