The Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday on an official visit aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship and the privileged partnership that is based on both countries’ economic potential.

The Prime Minister was met at the Mexico City International Airport by Undersecretary Carlos de Icaza and Italy’s ambassador in Mexico, Juan José Guerra.


Matteo Renzi, who is accompanied by representatives of the major Italian companies, will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and give a talk at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). He will be in Mexico until Thursday.

Through their partnership, Mexico and Italy can coordinate positions on issues of common interest, such as strengthening their economic and trade relations under the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mexico; expanding their cooperation in the fight against organized crime; and promoting educational, cultural, scientific and technological exchanges. One of the main issues on the agenda is to encourage Italian investments in Mexico and Mexican investments in Italy.

On President Peña Nieto’s last visit to Rome in June 2015, the two leaders announced increased cooperation in energy and tourism.