President Enrique Peña Nieto received Slovak President Andrej Kiska during his state visit.


The leaders agreed to promote a closer, more dynamic bilateral relationship between the two countries.

They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest, such as conflict prevention, Sustainable Development Goals, climate change and UN reform.

They discussed the need to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in 2018 in order to ensure respect for migrants’ rights.

Joint Statement

The leaders confirmed the values that unite both nations, such as democracy and human rights.

  • President Kiska expressed Slovakia's support for the updating of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement. 
  • They signed two legal instruments to promote scientific, technological, academic and innovation exchange, and to support cooperation in education, youth, sports and cultural issues.

Mexico and the Slovak Republic established diplomatic relations in 1993 and will celebrate 25 years of friendship and collaboration next year. The first visit by a Mexican Head of State to that country was made by former President Vicente Fox in 2006.