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Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni met in Mexico City Tuesday to talk about working together on upstream projects.

The meeting happened within the framework of the official visit to Mexico by  Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Italian oil and gas giant Eni said Tuesday

Eni said it opened a new Representative Office in Mexico.

Claudio Descalzi, COO of Eni’s E&P Division, met with the CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Emilio Lozoya Austin.

The purpose of the meetings Tuesday was “to lay the groundwork for a possible future collaboration between the two companies,” Eni said.

“In particular, the parties discussed of future strategic partnerships in the upstream sector of the country.”