The president and first lady accepted the personal invitation from the queen to spend three days at Buckingham Palace on March 3 -5.
This is the fourth state visit from Mexico hosted by the Queen and Prince Philip, the previous state visits were in 1973, 1985 and 2009. The royal couple has visited Mexico twice under their ruling, in 1975 and 1983.
The visit follows The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Mexico in October.
The UK develops and maintains the longstanding relations between the United Kingdom and Mexico. They support a range of British interests in Mexico and work together through a number of bilateral programs. This involves a wide range of political, commercial and prosperity areas of interest to the UK and Mexico. The UK has four consulates in Mexico; Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos and Acapulco help British nationals in Mexico.
Economically, this month the UK announced the Prosperity Fund in Mexico. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund promotes the creation of conditions for global growth by supporting Mexico’s transition to a sustainable, rules-based developed economy through effective policy and increased UK-Mexico commercial collaboration.
Earlier this year the two countries also entered a cultural exchange program that will host many cultural events between the two countries in the coming years.