North American Forum 2009 News Release:
OCTOBER 6, 2009
TRILATERAL COOPERATION WILL SPEED RETURN TO STRONG
AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, NORTH AMERICAN FORUM PARTICIPANTS AGREE
Leaders from business, government and academia today wrapped up three days of discussions in Ottawa, Canada, aimed at fostering improved relations and increased cooperation among the people and governments of North America.
This year’s meeting of the North American Forum focused on the need for Canada, Mexico and the United States to work together in responding to the global economic crisis and promoting a quick return to strong and sustainable growth. In addition, the Forum included special sessions on two critical issues: one on energy and the environment, and the other on transnational crime, arms smuggling and drug trafficking.
The World Affairs Council of Northern California has served as the Secretariat for the North American Forum since the inaugural meeting which took place in October 2005 in Sonoma, California.