Michelle Obama to visit Mexico on her first solo trip

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Mexico in April, her first solo foreign trip since becoming first lady.

The White House announced that her trip would "amplify the president’s commitment to advancing mutual interests, mutual respect and mutual responsibility between nations and peoples around the world."

She will also build on a recent conversation she had with Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala de Calderon on "the issues of education and economic advancement in both countries."

In addition to policy meetings, Obama will visit with schoolchildren during her trip, something she has made a cornerstone of her domestic travel agenda.

The trip dates are April 13-15.