President Enrique Peña Nieto received Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä earlier today. During the meeting, the leaders highlighted the excellent state of bilateral political dialogue and the importance of President Sauli Niinistö’s state visit to Mexico in May 2015 to give a renewed impetus to the ties between Mexico and Finland, which triggered a significant increase in visits in both directions of entrepreneurs, researchers, parliamentarians, academics and senior officials from various sectors.

The president and the prime minister welcomed the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, which established diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Mexican president underlined his government's desire to continue working with Finland to increase economic exchanges and strengthen educational, scientific and training cooperation in UN Peacekeeping Operations.

For his part, Prime Minister Sipilä highlighted his government’s interest in leveraging the opportunities for collaboration derived from the structural reforms, particularly in telecommunications. The president and the prime minister also exchanged views on the situation in their respective regions.

During his stay in Mexico, Prime Minister Sipilä will hold various official and private meetings, accompanied by a large delegation of Finnish businessmen from the telecommunications and information technology.

Finland is Mexico’s 27th largest investor worldwide, the 12th most important among European Union countries and the 3rd most important among the Nordic countries.