With over 96,000 Mexicans residing in Canada, the Mexican community in that country is the second largest abroad.
President Enrique Peña Nieto telephoned Canada’s Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau, to congratulate him on his victory in the federal elections, in which his party won the most seats, which will make it the twenty-third Prime Minister of Canada.
The president said that Canadians and Mexicans have a historical friendship that invites us to further strengthen our political, economic and social ties.
The conversation between the two presidents took place immediately after Trudeau give a speech celebrating his victory. The Mexican president congratulated the next Prime Minister of Canada on highlighting the importance of the bilateral relationship between Mexico and Canada for our societies.
Both leaders agreed to promote the strategic nature of the bilateral relations in the context of North America and agreed that the objective of their respective governments is to improve living conditions and prosperity of the people of both countries.
Last year, Mexico and Canada celebrated 70 years of having established diplomatic relations. Since then, ties between the two nations have evolved into a strategic relationship based on three principles: convergence, coincidence and complementarity.
Canada is Mexico’s third largest trading partner and its fourth largest source of foreign direct investment. With over 96,000 Mexicans residing in Canada, the Mexican community in that country is the second largest abroad. Sixty thousand Canadians live in Mexico permanently, while 1.7 million tourists from Canada visited our country in 2014 alone, making Canada the second country of origin of tourists traveling to Mexico.