01/18/12— Mexican President Felipe Calderón met in private today with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director General David Petraeus, U.S. ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, Nobel Prize economist Nouriel Roubini, and members of his security cabinet. The meeting took place at the presidential residence in Los Pinos and focused on the security agenda between the two countries.
According to a statement issued from the Office of the President, Calderón and Petraeus discussed “different topics in the bilateral agenda and agreed to continue strengthening ties in the area, driven by both governments.”
Those in attendance with Calderón included Interior Minister Alejandro Poiré Romero, and the director of the Center for Investigation and National Security, Jaime Domingo Lopez Buitron. It was also reported that Petraeus and Wayne held a separate meeting today with Poiré at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación). The meeting addressed issues of coordination and collaboration on security issues between the two countries.
Both meetings were kept secret until late Wednesday night, after which the two meetings were reported to the public. President Calderón also leaked the meeting by posting on his Twitter account, “I just got the prominent economist Nouriel Roubini to discuss issues such as global crisis and the G20.”