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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Mexico

Visitor Description Date
President Diaz Visited El Paso (Texas) in an exchange of visits with President Taft. October 16, 1909
President-elect Calles In U.S. October 26-November 5; visited New Orleans. October 31–November 2, 1924
President-elect Ortiz Rubio In U.S. December 4, 1929-January 16, 1930, visiting Houston, Hot Springs (Arkansas), New York City, Baltimore (Maryland), Buffalo (New York), Detroit (Michigan), Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), and San Francisco. December 26–29, 1929
President Avila Camacho Visited Corpus Christi (Tex.) in exchange of visits with President Roosevelt. April 21, 1943
President Aleman Official visit. Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress May 1. Afterwards visited New York City, Chattanooga (Tennessee), and Kansas City (Missouri). April 29–May 7, 1947
President Ruiz Cortines Met with President Eisenhower in Texas for dedication of Falcon Dam. October 19, 1953
President Ruiz Cortines Attended a Heads of Government meeting in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia). March 26–28, 1956
President Lopez Mateos State visit. Afterwards visited Chicago and New York City. After visiting Canada (October 15-18), visited Austin and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. October 19. October 9–12, 1959
President Lopez Mateos At El Paso (Texas), marking settlement of El Chamizal dispute. September 25, 1964
President-elect Diaz Ordaz Informal visit at LBJ Ranch (Texas). November 12, 1964
President Gustavo Diaz-Ordaz State visit at Washington and El Paso (Tex.). Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress October 27. October 26–28, 1967
President Gustavo Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Official visit for opening of Lopez Mateo Channel of Rio Grande, El Paso, Texas. December 13, 1968
President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Met with President Nixon in Coronado (Calif.). September 3, 1970
President-elect Luis Echeverria Informal visit. November 13, 1970
President Luis Echeverria State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress June 15. visited Key Biscayne (Fla.), New York City, Chicago, and San Antonio (Tex.). Departed U.S. June 21. June 14–17, 1972
President Luis Echeverria Met with President Ford at Tubac and Tucson, Arizona. October 21, 1974
President-elect Jose Lopez Portillo Official visit. September 24, 1976
President Jose Lopez Portillo State visit. In U.S. February 13-17; visited Williamsburg and Chicago. February 14–16, 1977
President Jose Lopez Portillo Official visit. September 28–29, 1979
President Jose Lopez Portillo Official working visit. June 7–9, 1981
President Jose Lopez Portillo Informal meeting at the dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, Grand Rapids (Mich.). September 17–18, 1981
President-elect Miguel de la Madrid Informal meeting with President Reagan at Coronado (Calif.). October 8, 1982
President Miguel de la Madrid State visit. May 14–17, 1984
President Miguel de la Madrid Official Working Visit. August 12–14, 1986
President-Elect Carlos Salinas de Gortari Met with President-elect Bush in Houston. November 22, 1988
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari State visit. Addressed Joint meeting of U.S. Congress October 4; visited New York City and Providence (R.I.). Departed U.S. October 6. October 1–4, 1989
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Private visit. Also addressed Business Roundtable. June 10–12, 1990
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Met with President Bush at the U.N. General Assembly. September 30, 1990
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Informal meeting with President Bush in Houston, Tex., while en route to Canada. April 7, 1991
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Met with President Bush during a private visit. Discussed North American Free Trade Agreement at Camp David, Md. December 13–14, 1991
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Attended Drug Summit in San Antonio, Texas. February 27, 1992
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Met with President Bush in San Diego, Calif. July 14, 1992
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Attended the initialling of the North American Free Trade in San Antonio, Texas. October 7, 1992
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari Discussed NAFTA with President-elect Clinton in Austin, Texas. January 8, 1993
President- elect Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Met with President Clinton during a private visit. November 22–23, 1994
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Attended the Summit of the Americas in Miami, Florida. December 9–11, 1994
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon State visit. October 9–11, 1995
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Official working visit. November 13–14, 1997
President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon Met with President Clinton during a U.N. General Assembly Special Session on the Drug Problem in New York City. June 8, 1998
President Ernesto Zedillo Official working visit. June 8–9, 2000
President-elect Vicente Fox Working visit. Afterwards visited Dallas, TX. August 23–25, 2000
President Vicente Fox State Visit. Addressed joint session of Congress. Visited Toledo, Ohio September 6. September 4–7, 2001
President Vicente Fox Met with President Bush during a private visit. October 4, 2001
President Vicente Fox Official select visit. Met with President Bush at Crawford, Texas. March 5–6, 2004
President Vicente Fox Met with President Bush in Crawford and Waco, Texas. March 23, 2005
President-elect Felipe Calderon Working visit. November 8–9, 2006
President Feilipe Calderon Attended the North American Leaders Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. April 21–22, 2008
President Felipe Calderon Met with President Bush at the Council of the Americas in New York City. September 24, 2008
President Felipe Calderon Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
President Felipe Calderon Met with President Bush and with President-Elect Obama. January 13, 2009
President Felipe Calderon Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
President Felipe Calderon Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
President Felipe Calderon State visit. Addressed joint session of Congress May 20. May 19–20, 2010
President Felipe Calderon Working visit. March 3, 2011
President Felipe Calderon Attended North American Leaders’ Summit. April 2, 2012
President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto Working visit. November 27, 2012