Governor General David Johnston, who represents Queen Elizabeth II at official ceremonies requiring the presence of a head of state, will attend Enrique Peña Nieto's inauguration as Mexico's next president, the Canadian government said.

Johnston will represent Canada at the inauguration ceremony in Mexico City on Saturday, the government said in a statement.

The governor general will then visit Peru from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 and Guatemala from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7 to "promote Canada's relations with the Americas," the Canadian government said.

Johnston, who will travel to Mexico on Thursday, plans to participate in a conference on Mexican-Canadian relations in Queretaro.

The governor general is also scheduled to visit Canadian industrial giant Bombardier Aerospace's plant in Queretaro.

Johnston plans to meet with President Ollanta Humala during the Peru leg of his trip to discuss economic and social relations between their countries, which signed a bilateral free trade agreement.

The governor general is scheduled to meet with President Otto Perez Molina, other officials and business leaders during his visit to Guatemala, the Canadian government said. EFE