Obama says working with neighbors to raise trade

February 20, 2014
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President Barack Obama, left, gives a thumbs up as he poses for photos with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The leaders met in part to highlight the economic cooperation that has grown since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) joined the U.S., Canada and Mexico 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's working with the leaders of Mexico and Canada to increase trade, including by investing in border crossings so goods can get to market faster.

Obama said the three countries want to take make better use of their competitive advantages and create more jobs.

Obama was speaking at a news conference to end a quick one-day summit with Mexico's president and Canada's prime minister held outside Mexico City. He planned to fly home from Mexico just nine hours after landing there.