OTTAWA -- Mexico's president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto is meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill just three days before being sworn in.

Pena Nieto is making the one-day whirlwind visit to Ottawa after travelling to Washington to meet with President Barack Obama.

Obama praised Pena Nieto's ambitious reform agenda and expressed confidence the two countries would strengthen economic and trade ties and increase security along their border.

Pena Nieto is in Canada to reach out to Mexico's other North American trade partner.

The incoming Mexican leader wants to encourage Canadian investment in his country's state-run oil company.

Pena Nieto defeated President Felipe Calderon, who served the single six-year term that Mexico's constitution allows.