POLITICS
10/28/2011 03:11 EDT | Updated 12/28/2011 05:12 EST

North American leaders to hold summit next month following Asia-Pacific meeting

OTTAWA - North American leaders will gather to discuss continental issues next month.

U.S. President Barack Obama will host Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 13.

The three leaders and other heads of Asia-Pacific nations already plan to gather at the same time in Hawaii.

The White House says the North American summit will build on co-operation between the three countries with a focus on competitiveness, the economy, security, energy and climate change.

Canada and the United States are on the verge of unfurling a recently completed deal on border and security issues — with some speculating the announcement may come in Hawaii.

The last North American Leaders' Summit was hosted by Mexico in August 2009.