Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met during a ceremony at Mexico City’s National Palace, as part of a state visit by the latter.
The national anthems of both countries were sung during the ceremony, and both presidents presented their respective entourages.
Later, in the presidential office, Peña Nieto and Mattarella exchanged gifts and medals and then held a private meeting with members of their cabinets.
Both leaders signed various agreements regarding energy, international cooperation, security, sports, scientific research and tourism.
An official statement will be given to the media later in the day. Peña Nieto and Mattarela will also attend a ceremony with members of the legislative and judicial powers, accompanied by Chamber of Deputies President Jesús Zambrano Grijalva, Senate President Roberto Gil Zuarth and Supreme Court of the Nation (SCJN) President Luis María Aguilar Morales.
Peña Nieto will then offer a meal in honor of Matarella and his daughter, Italian first Lady Laura Mattarella.