President Enrique Peña Nieto is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the first State visit by a Mexican president in more than 40 years. The visit aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship and take advantage of the fact that both Mexico and Saudi Arabia are committed to free trade and cooperation.

During the visit, the official Mexican delegation (@gobmx) signed agreements on: 

  • Cooperation
  • Tourism
  • Oil & Gas
  • Air Services
  • Science and Education
  • Combating Transnational Crime
  • Cooperation on Standards, Metrology and Quality
  • Double Taxation and Fiscal Evasion regarding Income Tax

The official delegation is headed by Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu, who is accompanied by the Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources, Energy, Economy, Communications and Transport and Education. 

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This is an excellent opportunity for Mexico to participate in the Saudi market with products such as coffee, fruits, vegetables and other foods, said President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Speaking at the bilateral business forum, he said that one of the purposes of his State visit to Saudi Arabia is to find opportunities and show that "Mexico wants to interact with the different regions of the world."

The President said that his trip was a chance to explore and analyze the strengths and potential of the two countries in order to find areas of opportunity for entrepreneurship and for businesses in order to broaden the bilateral relationship.