Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto participated today in the handover ceremony of the president in Peru, held at the headquarters of the Peruvian Congress, where Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumed the presidency of the country. 

President Peña Nieto’s participation in the ceremony reflects Mexico’s will to further diversify and deepen the bilateral relationship. 

The Mexican president subsequently greeted the new president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, to whom he expressed Mexico’s willingness to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, which will translate into new projects and convergence for the benefit of our peoples.

Mexico and Peru maintain a political dialogue at the highest level, together with robust bilateral cooperation. They are members of the Pacific Alliance, a mechanism that promotes economic integration, and for a year, their relationship has been governed by the Strategic Partnership Agreement (EPA). 

In 2015, Peru was Mexico’s fifth largest trading partner in Latin America and the Caribbean after Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Argentina, with bilateral trade exceeding $2.3 billion USD. It is also one of the main destinations of Mexican investments in the region, with an accumulated total of over $14.5 million USD (1999-2015).

At the end of these events, the Mexican president will travel to Argentina for a state visit.