• .After the meeting, the president of Mexico attended a welcome dinner for APEC leaders, after which he traveled back to Mexico.

President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto met today with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau during his participation in the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting, held in Lima.

During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed various issues on the bilateral agenda, particularly the progress in the agreements reached during President Peña Nieto’s visit to Canada on June 27.

The president hailed the fact that close collaboration between the two governments this year has permitted the elimination of visas for Mexican visitors as of December 1st.

At the meeting, Canadian beef exports to the Mexican market were also confirmed.

Both leaders said that, as partners, friends and allies, the two countries should collaborate continuously, closely and effectively to further promote North America as a competitive and prosperous region.

They also confirmed Mexico and Canada’s commitment to the free market and expressed their willingness to continue working together for the benefit of both nations.

President Peña Nieto invited Prime Minister Trudeau to pay a visit to Mexico in order to further strengthen the strong ties of friendship between the two nations.

During the meeting, the Mexican president was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, and Advisors’ Coordinator for the President’s Office, Carlos Perez Verdia.

The Canadian Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion.

At the end of this meeting, President Peña Nieto attended the welcome dinner for APEC leaders hosted by President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, after which he traveled back to Mexico.