·        The Mexican president invited his Argentinean counterpart to pay a visit to Mexico in the near future. 

President Enrique Peña Nieto met today with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri within the framework of his participation in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016. After President Peña Nieto congratulated President Mauricio Macri on his victory in the Argentinean elections, wishing him every success during his administration, the two leaders agreed to relaunch bilateral relations and coordinate their participation at international forums.

Accompanied by several members of their respective cabinets, they expressed their interest in strengthening economic and trade exchanges, to contribute to an improvement in the well-being of their nations, through increased economic activity.

President Peña Nieto said that Argentina is a strategic partner for Mexico, and expressed interest in strengthening relations between the two countries.

He also told Mauricio Macri that Mexico will continue to work closely with Argentina in both multilateral and bilateral issues and matters of mutual interest.

He also expressed his confidence that trade and investment exchanges with Argentina could increase in the future.

The Mexican president welcomed this first meeting between the two leaders since Mauricio Macri took over as president of Argentina on December 10, 2015, and invited him to pay an official visit to Mexico in the near future.

The president of Mexico hailed the fact that the new president of Argentina wishes to achieve a rapprochement between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance, to which Mexico belongs.

At the end of their meeting, President Enrique Peña Nieto introduced the Argentinean president to a group of leading Mexican businessmen participating in the World Economic Forum in Davos, including Armando Garza Sada; Juan Gilberto Marin Quintero; Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, current president of the Mexican Business Council; Carlos Eduardo Represas and José Antonio Fernández Carbajal.

According to official information from the economic authorities of the two countries, bilateral trade between Mexico and Argentina  totaled $23.51 billion USD in 2014.

Mexico is Argentina’s eighth largest trading partner, while Argentina is Mexico 23rd largest.

Mauricio Macri was accompanied by Chief of Cabinet Marcos Peña; Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay and Opposition Leader Congressman Sergio Massa.

President Peña Nieto was accompanied by Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal.