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Cuban President Raul Castro visits Mexico to review migration, other bilateral relations

  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, talks with Cuba's President Raul Castro during an official welcome ceremony at the Yucatan state government palace in Merida, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Castro has arrived for his first state visit to Mexico to review a relationship between longtime allies that grew chilly at the beginning of the century. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, talks with Cuba's President Raul Castro during an official welcome ceremony at the Yucatan state government palace in Merida, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Castro has arrived for his first state visit to Mexico to review a relationship between longtime allies that grew chilly at the beginning of the century. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and Cuban President Raul Castro applaud during the signing of bilateral agreements, at the Yucatan State Government Palace in Merida, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The presidents announced agreements to fight human trafficking and exchanges in tourism, education and business designed to increase Mexican investment in Cuba, as well as "a dialogue at the highest political levels." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and Cuban President Raul Castro applaud during the signing of bilateral agreements, at the Yucatan State Government Palace in Merida, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The presidents announced agreements to fight human trafficking and exchanges in tourism, education and business designed to increase Mexican investment in Cuba, as well as "a dialogue at the highest political levels." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

Cuban President Raul Castro has arrived for his first state visit to Mexico to review a relationship between longtime allies that grew chilly at the beginning of the century.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto greeted Castro on Friday at the Yucatan state government palace in Merida, where they will hold private discussions. They will also witness the signing of numerous agreements dealing with migration, tourism, agriculture, education and academic-diplomatic collaboration.

Among the accords is a memorandum of understanding to "guarantee the legal, orderly and safe flow of migration" between the two countries.

The Mexican government has not provided details of the agreement, but it comes as increasing numbers of Cuban migrants are arriving in the nation's south.