Cuatro días antes de ocupar su puesto como presidente electo de México, Enrique Peña Nieto se reunió este martes con el Presidente Barack Obama, por espacio de una hora, y ambos líderes coincidieron en la necesidad del trabajo bilateral entre las naciones vecinas.

Desde el Salón Oval, ambos líderes aseguraron trabajar por excelentes relaciones profesionales y personales y Obama destacó que "si ambos países ejercen y comparten la democracia se logran resultados".

La reforma migratoria fue uno de los temas abordados y Peña Nieto le enfatizó al líder estadounidense que colaborará con todo lo que se requiera para que sea una realidad la reforma migratoria integral en el 2013.

En un momento de humor, Obama le dijo al líder del Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) que sentía celos del Vicepresidente Joe Biden, quien encabezará la comitiva de Estados Unidos que asistirá a la toma de posesión el próximo 1 de diciembre en la Ciudad de México.

Ambos mandatarios se felicitaron por el triunfo electoral en sus respetivos países y Obama elogió al dirigente mexicano de 46 años de su "ambiciosa agenda reformista", así como expresó confianza de que las relaciones económicas y comerciales de ambos países se fortalecerán.

Obama y Peña Nieto hablaron el martes con la prensa antes de la reunión en la Oficina Oval de la Casa Blanca.

En horas de la tarde, el presidente electo de México se reunió con la líder demócrata en la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi y ambas partes coincidieron que Estados Unidos y México tienen que "tener una relación más estrecha, propositiva y constructiva".

Esta es la primera gira oficial por América del Norte de Peña Nieto. En Canadá se reunirá en Ottawa con el primer ministro canadiense, Stephen Harper.

En una carta publicada el domingo en el diario The Washington Post, Peña Nieto aseguró que tanto su victoria en las urnas como la reelección de Obama ofrecen “una oportunidad para redirigir la relación bilateral”.

En su opinión, sería “un error” limitar esa relación sólo a los problemas del narcotráfico y los retos de seguridad, por lo que pidió que ambos países continúen fortaleciendo y ampliando “los vínculos económicos, sociales y culturales

Enfatizó además que las relaciones entre ambos países tienen que ir más alla de las preocupaciones de la lucha contra el narcotráfico y los problemas de seguridad que afectan a ambas naciones.

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    US President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama listens as as President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico speaks during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama speaks tyo the press with President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama listens to President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on November 27, 2012. Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), takes office on December 1, replacing Felipe Calderon from the conservative National Action Party (PAN), five months after his election victory. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Pelosi Meets With Mexican President-Elect Pena Nieto

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: Mexican President-Elect Enrique Pena Nieto (L) delivers brief remarks after meeting with Democratic members of the House including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nieto, of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, will also visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama today, days before he takes office on December 1. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Pelosi Meets With Mexican President-Elect Pena Nieto

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) and Mexican President-Elect Enrique Pena Nieto make brief remarks during a photo opportunity in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nieto, of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, will also visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama today, days before he takes office on December 1. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Pelosi Meets With Mexican President-Elect Pena Nieto

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: Mexican President-Elect Enrique Pena Nieto (3L) poses for photographs with members of Congress (L-R) Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nieto, of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, will also visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama today, days before he takes office on December 1. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Pelosi Meets With Mexican President-Elect Pena Nieto

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: Mexican President-Elect Enrique Pena Nieto (C) shares a laugh with members of Congress (L-R) Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) pose for photos in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nieto, of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, will also visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama today, days before he takes office on December 1. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Pelosi Meets With Mexican President-Elect Pena Nieto

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 27: Mexican President-Elect Enrique Pena Nieto delivers brief remarks after meeting with Democratic members of the House in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol November 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nieto, of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, will also visit the White House and meet with President Barack Obama today, days before he takes office on December 1. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)