The State Visit was President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first trip to Canada. It confirms the political commitment to start a new era in the bilateral relationship, expressed by both leaders at their meeting during the 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey.
During the visit, President Peña Nieto was received by the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, in a welcoming ceremony at his official residence.
The Mexican president then met with Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Quebec.
On the second day of his visit, President Peña and Prime Minister Trudeau met with both delegations to review the bilateral relationship and further strengthen their cooperation.
A Letter of Intent between the Mexican Foreign Ministry and Global Affairs Canada on International Cooperation for Development in Central America and the Caribbean was signed.
Speaking to a young audience at the Canadian Museum of Nature, President Peña reaffirmed Mexico's commitment to promoting an agenda of change to create opportunities for young people.
Tree-planting ceremony in the gardens of the residence of the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston.
The dynamism of the bilateral relationship, triggered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has extended beyond the economic agenda, expanding 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.