Mexico, Nov. 14 (Notimex).- President Enrique Peña Nieto said that Mexico reaffirms its commitment to collaborate with other countries to deal with cancer quickly and effectively, "in accordance with its commitment to the third objective of the 2030 Agenda: to guarantee a healthy life and promote well-being for all and all ages".
The president and his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña, welcomed the participants in the 2017 World Summit of Leaders Against Cancer, where he said that in Mexico and around the world we have made progress "thanks to the work of men and women who have worked tirelessly to fight cancer".
In expressing that Mexico is honored to host this summit, which is being held for the first time in Latin America, said that "our generation is the first in history that can realistically aim to achieve goals that until a few years ago they seemed, it must be said, utopian", such as the eradication of extreme poverty or the universal provision of basic education.
He added that "ensuring adequate medical attention for everyone, including the treatment of diseases such as cancer, is another ambitious goal that, I am sure, working together, in a careful, persevering, dedicated and committed way, we will be able to achieve".
Peña Nieto confirmed the support of Mexico to Dina Mired, princess of Jordan and president-elect of the International Union against Cancer, to reach the goal of reducing this disease by 25 percent worldwide by 2025.