Canadian ministers to visit Mexico

News release

July 20, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance; and the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, today announced they will visit Mexico City on July 25, 2018.

While there, the ministers will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s President, as well as with Luis Videgaray, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy, to discuss issues of concern to Canada and Mexico, including ongoing NAFTA modernization negotiations. The ministers will also meet with Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president-elect, and his team.


“Ties between Canada and Mexico have never been stronger. We look forward to sitting down with President Peña Nieto next week as well as holding our first meeting with president-elect López Obrador. As friends and partners, Canada and Mexico will continue to work together to bring prosperity and security to North America.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

“Canada and Mexico not only share a continent, we share a common commitment to strengthening our economies and creating good jobs and opportunities for our citizens. Working together, we will navigate immediate challenges while staying focused on our goal of achieving long-term growth that benefits everyone.”

- Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

“We are eager to build on our significant achievements with the current government and together with the new administration strengthen the bilateral and multilateral relationships that diversify our economies and offer greater opportunities to more of our citizens.”

- Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification

Quick facts

  • Canada and Mexico have enjoyed more than 70 years of diplomatic relations.

  • Canada and Mexico work together in areas such as security, competitiveness and the environment to create a more integrated, sustainable and globally competitive North American economy.

  • In August 2017, Canada, the United States and Mexico began the negotiations to modernize NAFTA.

  • Over 2 million Canadians travelled to Mexico in 2017 for both business and pleasure. According to Destination Canada, more than 240,000 Mexicans visited Canada in 2016.

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