The State visit will be President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first trip to Canada. It confirms the two leaders’ political commitment to start a new era in the bilateral relationship, expressed at their meeting during the 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey.
During the visit, President Peña Nieto will meet with the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and conduct various official activities. He and Prime Minister Trudeau will also meet in private, accompanied by their delegations.
The dynamism of the bilateral relationship, triggered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has extended beyond the economic agenda, expanded the governmental dialogue and cooperation between their business, academic and cultural sectors.
The main areas of the bilateral agenda are trade, investment, tourism, educational and cultural exchanges, and cooperation in security, migration and health. The two countries also share areas of agreement in international forums.
Mexico and Canada have a strategic economic relationship. Bilateral trade exceeded USD$36 billion in 2015.