Michelle Obama to make first solo trip abroad as first lady

Michelle Obama will travel to Mexico City for her first solo trip abroad as first lady next month, the White House announced Friday.

Obama will discuss education and the economy during her visit.

"Mrs. Obama’s international agenda will amplify the president’s commitment to advancing mutual interests, mutual respect and mutual responsibility between nations and peoples around the world," press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

The first lady traveled with President Barack Obama and their children on an official visit to Italy, Russia and Ghana last year.

She will not accompany the president on his March trip to southeast Asia, the White House announced earlier Friday. The trip to Indonesia and Australia was delayed for three days so the president can work on healthcare reform.

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