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Mexican president continues Canadian stay with state visit in Ottawa

Last Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 6:44 am PDT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto talk as they walk to a dinner at Casa Loma in Toronto on Monday, June 27, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

OTTAWA – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto continues his trip to Canada today with an official state visit in Ottawa.

Peno Nieto will start the day by meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, making courtesy calls on the Speakers of both houses of Parliament and attending a luncheon.

The president will also attend a youth event at the Canadian Museum of Nature before a state dinner hosted by Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall.

Trudeau hosted a banquet for Peno Nieto on Monday night in Toronto, where the prime minister said discussions between the two leaders over the coming days would include the flow of people and goods.

The two men will be joined on Wednesday by U.S. President Barack Obama for the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, commonly known as the Three Amigos, where climate and energy issues are expected to dominate.

A White House adviser said Monday that they will focus on a North American-wide commitment to cut methane emissions and release what the adviser says will be a comprehensive North American climate, clean energy and environment partnership.

A Three Amigos summit was scheduled to be held last year but was cancelled amid the Canada-U.S. dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and an ongoing Canada-Mexico fight over visa requirements.