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jays going on to beat the rockies. i'm kimberly guilfoyle in for gretchen carlson. tomorrow a big show. newt gingrich, sean hannity, shawn mccain and greta van sus ter an. we're expecting president obama to answer reporters' questions at a news conference. the president set to first speak at canada's capital city of ottawa along with the prime minister there, justin trudeau, and the mexican president. when that begins we'll take you there live. but first, some developments in the attack at the airport in turkey. so let's get to it. >> now, shepard smith reporting live from the fox news desk. >> this wednesday afternoon passengers are again passing through europe's third biggest airport. even as crews sweep up the scattered glass amop up the blood. it's past 10:00 p.m. in istanbul, almost 24 hours after
a trio of suicide bombers blew themselves up and took with them dozens of innocent victims. the airport is already open and working. still no terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. but the turkish prime minister says all signs point to the islamic state, which has carried out other deadly attacks across the country and has not fessed up. according to turkey's news agency, the state news agency, autopsies on the bombers suggest they were not from turkey. meantime, we're learning more about how the bombers took advantage of the chaos to murder even more. according to the turkish prime minister, one blast was in the parking garage, in the chaos and the gunfire the other bombers blew themselves up inside the terminal. surveillance cameras as you've seen captured the fireballs which blew through glass, ripped down ceiling tiles and sent survivors scrambling for safety. >> and then the blast woke me up. it was very very close. and then the gunfire and the
shooting. and first you think it's a film. but then people started running and i just ran with them. >> by the time the smoke cleared, 41 people were dead, not including the bombers. more than 200 others we now know wounded. president obama says he gave his condolences to turkey's president and he had a message for members of isis. >> they're going to be defeated in syria, they're going to be defeated in iraq, and they are going to be on the run wherever they hide. and we will not rest until we have dismantled these networks of hate that have an impact on the entire civilized world. >> we're waiting for the president's news conference now, and we'll have it the moment it begins live. but first, john hutty is on fox top story live at ataturk airport in istanbul. how did those two bombers, john, get past the checkpoint? >> >> reporter: shepard, exactly this time last night it would
have been a much different, much more grisly, horrific scene than we're seeing right now. basically, shepard, we would have been standing in the kill zone. and today as you mentioned from turkey's prime minister, we got more of an idea about how all of this went down. now, as you mentioned, one of the attacker detonated his device up the street in a parking garage. he blew himself up there, giving the other two a chance to get to the entrance of the international arrival hall here behind me. now, when they realized, according to turkey's prime minister, that they weren't going to be able to get through the security checkpoint, they pulled out their weapons, ak-47s, and opened fire, spraying the area. they forced -- essentially stormed their way into the terminal. and that's when you've seen the surveillance video that graphic and horrific video. you see the one bomb go off, the blast from that one, and then you see the third attacker
running. again, this is right on the other side of the wall here in the glass. you see that third attacker running. he's opening fire. he gets shot, loses his weapon, goes down, fumbles around for about 20 seconds before detonating his device. as mentioned, 41 people killed, 239 others injured. 13 foreigners that were killed according to officials. no americans, though, were on the kill list. but as i said -- or on the list of those that were i said, thi been a much different scene last night. and again, a reminder of that, shepard, as we've been showing, bullet marks on the glass. >> john hutty live for us inside the airport. he's on live view. a piece of equipment that allows us to stream over the internet. that's the reason for some of the break up. we wanted to take you in there. because maybe one of the most remarkable things of all of this
is, this first blast, the one he mentioned that was down the street, happened 24 hours and 16 minutes ago. and the first blast in that terminal happened less than 24 hours ago. and it is open for business, and they fly and they land. and the reason for that is, they say, if they don't go about their business the terrorists win. the turks said from the very beginning, we're not going to allow them to stop us. and they clearly have not. if an airport is ever reopened this quickly i've never seen it. mike baker joins us now. former cia covert operations officer, now the president of diligence llc, a global intelligence and security firm. i've never seen anything like that, mike, have you? >> it's remarkably quick. but as you pointed out, it's the third largest airport behind heathrow and de gaulle. in a way they don't have much choice. they did the necessary forensics work at the blast sites already. they gathered everything they
could off of that. so i think they felt they had no option but to get back to business. >> let's talk security. been to a lot of rough areas around the world. seen a lot of tough airports. that's one of the toughest. they've moved the security cordon out. you have to do your bags before you go in the building. there's a taxi cab check where they look in every car along the way. as secure outside of ben gurion i would say in tel aviv and the airport in ahman, jordan, it has more secure areas than i've ever seen. they've they've done it all right. now what's the world to do? >> you're absolutely correct. a very heavy police and military presence there as well. they're fully aware of the threats they face from isis and the kurdish separatists. the lesson that we take away from this is very frustrating in a sense. because we've been worried about these sort of attacks for years. in fact you can go back to the 70s, sort of the old school terrorist groups like the jra, that would carry out attacks similar to what happened at ataturk in the soft areas.
but we've we've been worrying how do you push the perimeter out sufficiently so you maximize security but at the same time you allow for freedom of movement. you can imagine if we looked at l.a.x. or o'hare airport, here in america we've always got an appetite for more security after there is a well-publicized attack somewhere. particularly here in the u.s. but that appetite doesn't last long. so the problem is trying to find a balance between again the security and freedom of movement. >> well, they tried it in brussels after the attack there. we were at that airport. we didn't actually get to fly out of it because it was closed. but they backed it up so far, then they created another bottleneck. then they were worried about terror attacks there and complaints from customers so they moved it back to where it was. what you really have to do, mike, you've been telling us this on this program for many years, is figure out how to stop these people. that begins with hearts and
minds, not with military. it looks as if that part of it is an abject failure. >> well, it is. and i would argue that trying to accomplish that -- because it is a multilayered event. we always talk about how do you solve this? you solve it in a variety of ways, all being done concurrently. yes, we've got to take the battle to them on the ground in syria and iraq. to be fair to the current administration, we're having some success. perversely as a result of some of that success taking the turf, diminishing the revenue streams, taking out some of the leadership, we're seeing an increase and aggressiveness of attacks in the west. that's just the reality of it. the more success on the ground there, the more likely we're going to have additional attacks in the west. and that's just the way it's going to be played. but you have to worry about a variety of other issues. we've got to be able to reach out to the communities as an example, whether here in the u.s. or france or germany or elsewhere, and develop in some fashion better communication, better trust. we have to rely on the muslim communities and try to figure
out a way, how do we get them to self-report, self-discipline in a sense on those individuals who are turning to the dark side? there's a lot of layers to this. and we've got to be able to multitask. but as you pointed out, it's been a tough slog so far. and we're not making the headway that we would like to think we are. >> warnings from isis leaders now a week left in ramadan, are we to expect more of this? >> yes. is the short answer. look, isis in particular has used ramadan in their relatively short history to rachet up attacks. we all know that from the past experience of the extremists, they like anniversaries, specific dates and holidays. yes, is the answer. we should be expecting more. all we can do -- i hate to say this because it's unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, frustrating, we have to keep doing what we're doing but we have to be a bit more aggressive and we have to be more efficient in that. by that i mean, targeting the leadership. understanding what they're doing in social media. collecting intel. working with our liaison
partners. taking the fight to them in syria and iraq. all of these things. i'm not saying it's easy. it's obviously not. but we have to be able to do all these things simultaneously if we're ever going to get ahead of the curve. >> four attacks of this kind, though not with this many deaths thankfully over the past year in tur key. and turkey's response is at least in part, our airport's open in 24 hours. i can't imagine something like that happening here, that we would be able to get back up and running in such a short period of time. but do we need to come collectively as a society through our government and our people to the understanding that this sort of thing is going to happen more often now? and we have to learn on some level, at least, to live with it? >> well, to deal with it. i mean, it's frustrating to say to live with it, yeah. but again saying it's the new normal, it sounds defeatist. but it's also the reality that if you've spent a lot of time in counterterrorism in the world of operations, in military law enforcement intel, you understand we're never going to
get this down to zero. not in our lifetimes. so we have to be pragmatic. and again, there's this important disconnect, i think. the more we have success in syria and iraq, the more we're going to see attacks like ataturk, brussels, paris, and the lone wolf attacks we experienced in places like orlando or san bernardino. >> mike, it's always good to talk to you, thank you. i mentioned the president is to give a news conference in just a moment. he's up in ottawa with the canadian president and the mexican president. we're expecting this to be one of the topics. just by way of context, about six minutes ago we got a two-minute warning. but when you have the presidents of all the nations in north america together, they probably run on their own time schedule. so we're expecting this to begin at any moment. here's what we're going to do. we're going to take a quick commercial break. should this begin while we're in the commercial break, we'll blow out the commercial break and take you live there. because of news conferences of late, there's a lot to talk about today. there's terrorism, there's the new supreme court rulings which
have changed the course of human events without any question. and there's the 2016 election. a matter on which the two candidates are deeply divided on a response to this particular attack and other terrorist attacks. an important news conference for those reasons and others. we'll take a break. if it happens during it we'll come back to you. otherwise we'll see you in just a minute. mr. brady, we've been expecting you.
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late mark which lets us know everything is right in the world. since clinton standard time this is the way of the world with a bush pause on that matter, i might say. these are always late. it's late today. we're expecting the mexican president, the ca nazian president and -- well, prime minister and u.s. president all to speak in a little while. the president to answer questions from reporters who are assembled there in the hall in ottawa as the north american leaders summit. the moment it happens we'll take you there live. we're only 15 minutes late so they're right on time at least for now. airports across the united states ramping up security after the terror attack in istanbul yesterday. officials say they are on high alert now over possible plots targeting the fourth of july weekend. and the transportation security administration is now deploying heavily armed officers at airports in major cities, including new york and atlanta. let's get to laura ingle now at jfk airport, queens, new york. what are things looking like there today? it's always tough, the security there.
>> reporter: it is, shep. in fact, if anybody travels to jfk down the street at laguardia in newark you know that security is always tight. when something like this happens, security is ramped up. today no exception. today passengers are noticing that extra layer of protection as the port authority which operates all those major hubs added high visibility patrols equipped with tactical weapons after yesterday's deadly attack in istanbul. port authority officials say their continuing to monitor the situation in turkey alongside federal and local officials, including the fbi joint terrorism task force. from los angeles, at l.a.x., where there has been added motorcycle officers, canine units and foot patrols, to boston where the massachusetts state police have ramped up what they call a robust and multilayered security operation to atlanta where the atlanta p.d. is adding officers at the airport from its downtown precinct. the security effort is massive, which is why passengers say they will continue to fly. some say they're adjusting their vigilance as these terror attacks continue.
one woman i spoke to said she was very nervous when she was leaving madrid today getting out of the car and then getting through security where that open area where we've seen these attacks occur. they adjust their vigilance but they need to fly. that's what they're doing today, shep. >> i heard about an evacuation there earlier today. what was that about? >> reporter: security very high here. we've got those extra patrols happening at terminal five, that's where you see the your jetblue, hawaiian airlines. there was an unattended suspicious package. a dog, police dog, alerted on a package. so cops totally cleared terminal five, pushing all of the passengers out into the street while they got the situation under control. they checked out the bag. everything was okay. got everybody on their way. but definitely a scare here. but they got it handled pretty quickly, shep. >> scare and on a -- by new york city standards, by queens standards, it was a hot morning around here. it was still and it was steamy out there. >> reporter: yeah. >> that couldn't have made for happy new yorkers.
i know better. >> reporter: yeah, exactly. people were not thrilled but they were glad to be safe. and as long as they could make that flight on time. >> that's the key. laura ingle out at jfk in queens. laura, thanks. the president is walking up to the podium. here's how i put this. we just hit 18 minutes past 3:00 eastern daylight time. they're always 15 minutes late. so if 15 minutes late is right on time, 18 minutes late is like plus three minutes. since our timing has been plus or minus three on mistakes, we're in! let's listen. >> the president pina nieto and i have wrapped up a very progressive meeting. tone of the meeting was friendly as you might expect among friends but also a little poignant. we're obviously thrilled to have president pena nieto here for his first visit as president of mexico. but sad because it will be the last time for all three of us to get together in this capacity
given president obama's imdep d impending retirement. something he pointed out to us usually i would add with a little smile. i do want to once again thank both leaders and their delegations for coming to ottawa and for being truly open to the discussions that took place today. one of the first items we discussed was our common respect for diversity, and our firm support for lgbtq 2 rights in the wake of the shootings earlier this month in orlando. >> translator: the united states and mexico both lost citizens in orlando, but that tragedy has strengthened our determination to protect the rights of lgbtq 2 people and we urge all leaders throughout the world to do the same. we also talked about the need to ensure a clean and prosperous future for all of our peoplend
for all people in the world. >> president obama and i are unanimous in our belief that on this issue, north america can and indeed must lead the way. today we resolved -- we turned that resolve into action with the negotiation of an ambitious and enduring north american climate, clean energy, and environment partnership. this partnership will see our country stand side by side as we work toward the common goal of a north america that is competitive, that encourages clean growth, and that protects our shared environment now and for generations to come. it's a partnership that lays out some very clear deliverables and that identifies realistic paths to achieving them. together we will advance clean and secure energy with the goal of 50% clean power generation across the continent by 2025.
we will drive down short-lived climate pollute ants, things like methane, black carbon, and hydro fluorocarbons. we will promote clean and efficient transportation, creating clean jobs as we reduce energy consumption, air pollution, and greenhouse gasses. we will work together to protect nature and to advance our scientific understanding of the environmental challenges we share, and finally, we will respond directly and decisively to the challenge of climate change, working to make our own countries more resilient as we encourage others to do the same. this is what can happen when countries come together in pursuit of a common goal, when we have a big idea and the political will to make it happen. today's climate agreement stands as proof that cooperation pays
off, and that work together always beats going it alone. there were, of course, other issues on the agenda as well. >> translator: we also had the opportunity to talk about ways of advancing trade and competitiveness in north america. it's essential to each of our economies, and it is vital for the creation of good jobs for the middle class. furthermore, we reasserted our common commitment to human rights, and we discussed the aspect on which we could be better partners to ensure the protection and defense of fundamental rights. we also discussed regional and worldwide issues tha urgent, and we talked about the way we will work together to meet these common challenges. >> talk about how to better cooperate on defense. but it also meant forging a closer working relationship when
it comes to providing development and humanitarian assistance as well as finding ways to more effectively combat public health challenges, the illicit flow of funds and drugs, and human trafficking. as i said, the conversations were friendly but also frank, and i'm reassured and encouraged by the progress we were able to make today. relationships between the citizens of our three nations have always been strong, even in the past when our governments haven't always seen eye to eye. it's gratifying that once again we are able to come together as leaders of three truly great nations to honor that enduring friendship and to once again deliver real results for the people of canada, mexico, the united states and indeed the entire global community. thank you, barack, and enrique, for all your hard work today and
every day. i'd now like to introduce the president of mexico, enrique pena nieto. >> translator: thank you very much, prime minister of canada honorable barack obama. with this press conference we come to an end of a stay in canada, two days of state visit. and today at the north american leaders summit. prime minister trudeau, allow me to say once again how grateful i am for your hospitality, for the warmth with which we were received, myself and my delegation. we were warmly welcomed in this country. we're going back to mexico with memories of the warm welcome that the canadian people showed in quebec, in toronto and
ottawa. we're going back to mexico fully convinced that we have renewed our bilateral relationship with canada. canada, in yourself, canada has a leader that is going back to universal values that make canada stand out in the world. president barack obama, i would like to say that we acknowledge your determination to have a more united, integrated and competitive north america. a more prosperous and inclusive north america. i would like to highlight specifically being the last north american leaders summit that you will attend to as a president of the united states, i would like to acknowledge that mexico recognizes the fact that you have promote d along mexicoa
strategic partnership and you have always been willing to work towards a bilateral agenda that covers different fronts beyond securi security, in the process of generating clean energy you have favored those efforts, you have always favored a more expedited trade, a safer border, more competitiveness in our trade. you have always been in favor of having cooperation in education and cultural matters, have always been willing to push technology and science forward. but there is no doubt that your legacy also covers other regions of latin america. you have re-established a relationship with cuba that have supported the development of central america, and in the summit of the americas as well you have contributed to its
advancement. we would like to acknowledge as well your tireless efforts made towards the advancement of the environment and of addressing the challenges of global warming. there is no doubt that your presidency has helped to build and reaffirm the candid relationship that the united states and mexico have. during this trilateral summit, the governments of canada, the united states and mexico, we have reaffirmed our decision to work together with a vision, with resolve to advance economic integration in north america in order to fulfill this goal mexico values that in the transpacific partnership there is a great opportunity to reaffirm this level of integration between the three countries that are part of
nafta. but besides that, we are taking this opportunity to other regions of the world, specifically towards asia. i believe that the advantages, the benefits, and the beauties that this integration will carry and has carried along for the benefit of our societies can be extend extended when the transpacific partnership is approved. mexico supports this effort with enthusiasm. this partnership, this agreement, is at the senate in the process of being approved. we are fully convinced that by working together and by taking stock of our complement airity we can be the most competitive region in the world as prime minister trudeau has said during this summit.
we have worked on addressing four priorities, climate change, clean energies and environment, competitiveness at the borders and trade security and events and regional and global issues, specifically mexico addressed the area of competitiveness and trade and our borders. i would like to highlight some of the most important agreement we are going to create single trade windows to enable our border exchanges. our goal is to have one foreign trade single window for north america. secondly, we're going to map north american clusters. this will be a vital tool for decision making, and to bolster economic trade in the region. we have agreed to have a trilateral cluster map as soon as possible. and thirdly, i should mention
that trilateral program for trusted travelers, mexico has proposed that this program uses global entry platform that canada and the united states already have, and this year we will implement the electronic kiosk platform that is already present in different airports in the united states and canada. this system and result will be used in north america as a whole. and this will be a system that will enable and expedite the flow and transit of individuals in north america. finally, i would like to use an example to describe our level of integration. the preservation of the monarch butterfly conservation. this is a species that in its pilgrimage we can see how our
countries are intertwined. and back in our last summit, we agreed that we would take care of this species and make sure that in its journey, the monarch butterfly from canada, flying through the united states all the way down to mexico and the figures speak for itself. in the year 2014 in our country, the area where butterflies reached that eventually reached only covered less than one hectare. .6 hectares. due to the efforts made by our trilateral task force created for that purpose last year, this year the surface in my country now extends to 4.1 hectares and we are en route that by 2018 this figure would grow to s
hectare and eventually that would be our goal for the monarch butterfly conservation in mexico and by that we will make sure the migration of this species is the symbol of the relationship that canada, the united states and mexico have. the north american leaders summit bears witness that isolated national efforts are insufficient if we want favorable results for the benefit of our societies, it is better to work together as a region. we all know that this will lead to challenges. isolationism is not the solution. in contrast with what happens in other corners of the world, the countries in north america, we have decided to be closer, to work as a team, and to complement each other and to make progress together as the
most competitive region in the world. thank you very much. >> president obama. >> good afternoon. bon jour. bueno estades. i want to thank my partners, president trudeau and president pena nieto. to justin and the people of ottawa and canada, thank you for your wonderful hospitality. this is my fourth north american leaders summit and the first that canada's hosting in nearly a decade. and this reflects the new commitment that prime minister trudeau has brought to our shared vision of a strong and integrated north america. so thank you so much, justin. let me start by once again commenting on the horrific terrorist attack that took place yesterday in istanbul's main international airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world. the prayers of the american people are with the people of turkey and the people of
istanbul and all those who were affected by this terrible crime. we have offered all assistance that we have available to our ally, turkey, and we stand prepared to assist them during this difficult time. we're still learning all the facts. but we know this is part of our broader, shared fight against terrorist networks. and we will continue to work closely with turkey to root them out. meanwhile we're going to do what's necessary to protect our people. i'm confident that we can and we will defeat those who offer only death and destruction, and we will always remember, even as did those who are trying to divide us, that we are stronger when we come together and work toward a better world together. we're reminded of this basic fact at the summit. combined, our three nations are home to nearly 480 million
people. we are bound together by family, including millions of immigrants who trace their roots to each other's countries. we're not only among each other's top trade partners, we are a global hub of innovation with integrated economies and supply chains and coproduction that span our borders. on every security and global challenge, we are partners. and we're united by common values of democracy and pluralism and a commitment to human dignity. over the past eight years i've worked to strengthen our partnerships with our friends in the americas. and that begins with strengthening our relationship with canada and mexico. during my administration, for example, we boosted u.s. exports to canada and mexico by about 50%. that supports about 2.8 million american jobs. and today as justin and enrique described, we agreed to build on that progress in several key areas. first we agreed to make it even
easier to do business together so that our region's even more competitive. we're bringing more advanced technologies and automation to our border crossings, which will reduce wait times for travelers and make it more affordable to trade. by the end of this year we'll have a single trusted traveler program for all three of our countries which will make it easier to travel, while at the same time improving security. we'll continue to align our standards and regulations, which is especially important for small businesses who want to export more. we're going to do more together to promote women entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses to succeed as well. we're going to keep expanding our educational exchanges among our students. as has been mentioned, we discussed the transpacific partnership. the politics of trade are always difficult in every country. i don't know any country where there aren't going to be some folks who argue against trade.
but we all believe that in an integrated, global economy, the goal is not for us to try to shut ourselves off from the world but rather to work together to raise standards around the world for workers and for the environment. and that's exactly what tpp does. it's the right thing to do. and we're going to keep working for it. given the flood of steel and aluminum on global markets, however, it points to the fact that free trade also has to be fair trade. and our three countries agreed to work together on a range of trade measures to enforce our rights and protect our workers and ensure a level playing field for the steel and aluminum industries here in north america. and given the vote of the united kingdom to leave the european union, our economic teams are going to continue to work together so that we remain focused on keeping our economies growing and making sure that the global financial system is stable. something i'm confident that we
can do. second, we're making sure that north america remains a leader in the fight against climate change. and i could not be prouder of the work that justin and enrique have done to help realize this important goal. all three of our nations are now committed to joining the paris agreement this year so we can bring it into force. we're announcing a new goal across our continents of generating 50% of our electricity with clean power by 2025, which is a bold goal but is an imminently achievable goal. the united states government's making a major commitment to purchase more clean energy for federal facilities and more clean and efficient government vehicles. all three of our countries are committed to reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 20% by 2025. third we're going to do more to make sure that we're looking after the safety and health of our citizens from the danger of illicit drugs. and we're particularly focused
right now on the epidemic of opioid abuse including heroin that is taking so many lives and devastating so many families. our teams will meet this fall to make sure that we're coordinating our efforts, including more access to treatment, and as always we will continue to be relentless against the criminals and narco traffickers that are inflicting so much violence on communities. fourth, we're deepening our cooperation on regional and global challenges. joint efforts against diseases like zika, helping our central american partners address poverty and violence that have led to so many families and children making an extraordinarily dangerous trip to flee difficult circumstances. i want to thank justin and enrique for their government's strong support of our new approach to cuba. and i'm also glad that our countries have agreed to do more around the world to address the refugee crisis and expand our peace-keeping efforts. in our own hemisphere with the
historic agreement in colombia, a major step toward peace, our three nations are going to help the columbians remove land mines as just one example of efforts to fortify what has been a very difficult negotiation. and given the very serious situation in venezuela, and the worsening plight of the venezuelan people, together we're calling on the government and opposition to engage in meaningful dialogue and urge the venezuelan government to respect the rule of law and the authority of the national assembly. political prisoners should be released. the democratic process should be respected. and that includes legitimate efforts to pursue a recall referendum consistent with venezuelan law. in closing, we're determined to keep building on the progress that's been made at so many of the previous summits. and by the way, enrique, i love the story about monarch butterflies. they're not just any species, they are spectacular. and we want to make sure that
our children and ourgrandchildr well. we're creating what we call the north american caucus, which means our three governments will meet on a more regular basis. we're going to continue to deepen our trilateral cooperation in this hemisphere and around the world. and in short we're going to do more to speak with one united north american voice on the world stage. we couldn't have better partners than justin and enrique. i'm confident that we're going to continue to advance regional cooperation and integration. and that's not just going to be good for our own people. that will be good for the world as well. merci beaucoup, muchos gracias >> translator: we're now ready to start with the question period. our first question is from canadian journalist richard madden from ctv news. >> good afternoon, gentlemen. one of the candidates who wants to replace president obama has already said he wants to
renegotiate nafta and walk away from the transpacific partnership. also suggesting perhaps there's a growing disconnect between the pro trade message you're selling here and the protectionist voices we're hearing in the u.s. and possibly the brexit in the u.k. so my question is to all three of you. what is your strategy to reverse this growing sentiment? and prime minister trudeau i'll toss it to you. if the rest of you speak french, that's great. >> translator: first of all, our strategy is to highlight how much trade and positive agreements among our nations are good, not only for the economy of the world and the economy of our countries but it's also good for our citizens. we know that industries that export more goods pay salaries that are 50% higher than sectors that don't export.
we also know that trade gives rise to good jobs, innovation, and progress for individuals as well. in our conversation s today and yesterday with president pena nieto, we signed agreements and held conversations that allowed us to remove visas for mexican visitors to canada. this will have effects on all canadians who live in communities that welcome mexican tourists. it will also allow canadian agriculture producers to have access to the mexican beef market. these are examples of the cooperation that we say is good for the north american market but also good for the entire world. and it's with this in mind that it's important to come together
to talk together about the future of this world where we are more and more connected. and we have to agree more and more in this world. >> our response to the kinds of protectionism that we're seeing around the world is, indeed to highlight that when we come together like in events like this north american leaders summit, there's an opportunity to come together in ways that are beneficial for the global economy, that are beneficial for our country's economy. mostly that are beneficial for individual citizens. we know that export intensive industries pay on average 50% higher wages than nonexporting industries. we know that trade leads to innovation and opportunities for communities, for individuals, for workers. and we need to make sure that we're dealing with challenges and problems as they come up. and that's where a constant engaged dialogue comes with
positive outcomes. just yesterday with president pena nieto, we were able to establish forward movement on two difficult issues between our -- not just our countries but our peoples -- which will have a beneficial impact on both sides of the deal. we will be lifting visas for visitors to mexico, to canada from mexico which will have a positive impact on communities across the country as we welcome in tourists. but also we've been able to secure access for canadian farmers to sell their beef in mexico. these are good things that happen when we pull together and deal with important issues. and always there will be people trying to get us all to turn inwards. but the fact is, our world is interconnected in so many ways that it is much better --
benefits our countries and our citizens. >> translator: i'll be very brief in addressing your question. there are sometimes that what one has has not been valued enough until you lose them. and with this integration has managed to achieve in north america is precisely to give to our three countries more opportunities and to give our societies more opportunities by growing trade, by having more investments in our three countri countries. in our three countries we see opportunities growing and reaching out to more people.
making exchanges and the possibility of studying abroad in any of the three countries represented here by three heads of state. our outcomes of our trilateral agreements, i believe that we are all aware of how the reactio reactions of what happened in the u.k. and there's still uncertainty, the outcome of the referendum is uncertain. but when someone values what you had, then as -- when we see such reaction, so we are here trying to innovate, to be more competitive. why? because we are competitors, yes. but we have complementary economies. and that would give more development to our societies.
i believe this is the main goal of our efforts. the agreements made here are not only agreements made by three heads of state. we are building roads, we're building the foundations, so that our societies can have strong foundations and go further. and that makes a great contrast when some other countries choose isolationism they choose protectionistic measures. and they are not letting their societies project themselves to other kinds of scenarios. >> well, let me make a couple of points. first of all, the integration of
national economies into a global economy. that's here. that's done. and so the question is not whether or not there's going to be an international global economy. there is one. technology, travel, massive cargo containers that can ship goods back and forth, the fact that a company can move capital around the world in the blink of an eye, the fact that an engineer can send plans to the other side of the in an instant colleague. those are facts. so we have an integrated economy already. the question is under what terms
are we going to shape that economy. and it is my firm belief that making sure that how we trade, how we exchange goods, it is my firm belief that shaping those in accordance with the values that our three countries care deeply about is going to be good for us. and us trying to abandon the field and pull up the drawbridge around us is going to be bad for us. now, with respect to brexit, i think it's important to point out that those who argued about leaving the european union are the same folks who the very next day are insisting don't worry, we're still going to have access to the market.
so apparently their argument was not against trade generally, they just didn't want any obligations to go with the access to the free market. and it's important for us not to draw easy analogies between what happened in the uk and the eu versus what's happening between our three countries in terms of trade or what's happening in terms of us attempting to access asian markets through ttp. that's point number one. point number two. ordinary people who have concerned about trade have a legitimate gripe about globalization. because the fact is that as the global economy is integrated, what we've seen are trend lines across the advanced economies of growing inequality.
and stagnant wages. and a smaller and smaller share of overall productivity and growth going to workers and a larger portion going to the top 1%. and that's a real problem. because if that continues, the social cohesion and political consensus needed for liberal market economy starts breaking down. so they're right to be concerned about that. i'm concerned about it. justin's concerned about it. the question is, what do you do about it? and the prescription of withdrawing from trade deals and focusing solely on your local market, that's the wrong medicine. first of all, because it's not feasible. because our auto plants, for
example, would shut down if we didn't have access to some parts in other parts of the world. so we'd lose jobs. and the amount of disruption that would be involved would be enormous. secondly, we'd become less efficient. costs of our goods in our own countries would become much more expensive. and this nostalgia about an era when everybody was working in manufacturing jobs and you didn't need a college degree and you could go in and as long as you worked hard you could support a family and live a middle class life, that has been undermined far more by automation than it has been by outsourcing or the shift of jobs to low-income or low-wage countries. i mean, the steel industry is
producing as much steel in the united states as it ever was. it's just it needs one-tenth of the workers it used to. and this is why, you know, my pushback on both the left and the right when it comes to protectionism or anti-trade arguments is you are right to be concerned about the trends, but what you're prescribing will not work. and there's a better way of doing this. and the better way of doing it is countries like ours that have high labor standards and high environmental standards and strong protection of intellectual property and rule of law, we've got to get out there and help to shape those rules so that they work for our workers and our businesses. because if we didn't, china will write the rules.
they may not have the same regard for the values we care about. other countries will write the rules. in asia right now, there are a whole lot of tariffs that keep our products out, but because we happen to be some of the most nations in the world, they're selling our stuff in. so we can't disengage. we got to engage more. and if we combine that with investments in education and tax policies that are fair and making sure that college is affordable and we're strengthening the safety net and we're rebuilding our infrastructure, which are jobs that cannot be exported. and we're making investments in research and development. and we're building an inclusive society. in which everybody's got a fair shot. that's how we're going to solve these problems. and what is absolutely true is
too many folks who have been in charge around the world have neglected that side of the equation. so we're going to keep on pushing hard to shape an international order that works for our people. but we're not going to be able to do that by cutting off trade because that's going to make all of us poor. >> translator: thank you. we can now take a second question. >> good afternoon. i would like to ask you, we have the election process going on in the united states. there's an anti-immigrant, an anti-mexican rhetoric by donald
trump. did you address this and how can you describe the outcomes of your relationship? what will happen if someone who is not in agreement, he has said that nafta, they will step back from nafta. what did you address in your meetings? thank you. >> translator: i would like to begin by saying that we did address the issue and we have this cost of doing the business. we respect the domestic process for the united states. we are getting ready to work with whomever is president of the united states. and an agreement that has been made so far is to explain
clearly and let the people feel the beauty and the benefit of all the work we do. most of what we have today is not random. it might be a gift from god, but it is actually the outcome of our work, of the foundation and the work we have done so far, and i believe that in the end of the day, what we manage to achieve today would teach us a lesson. it would be for the americans to decide who would provide them a better path for growth and development based on what we have managed to built in the past. >> well, i think enrique's right. whoever becomes the president of the united states is going to
have a deep strong interest in having a strong relationship with mexico. it's our neighbor. our friend. and one of our biggest trading partners. i think i've made myself clear. setting aside whatever the candidates are saying. that america is a nation of immigrants. that's our strength. unless you are one of the first americans. unless you are a native american. somebody somewhere in your past showed up from some place else. and they didn't always have papers. and the genius of america has been to define ourselves not by what we look like or what our last name is or what faith we
practice but our adherence to a common creed. a belief that all people are created equal. a belief in free speech. and freedom of assembly. and democracy. and pluralism. and tolerance. and rule of law. and we have observed those ideals imperfectly at times. in each successive generation, we've got a little better at it. we've come closer to our ideals. and the notion that somehow we would stop now on what has been a tradition of attracting talent and strivers and dreamers from all around the world, that would rob us of the thing