MEXICO CITY (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing a trade mission to Mexico with more closed-door meetings and a visit to one of the country's most cherished Catholic sites.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (AP Photo / Rebecca Blackwell)

Christie began Thursday with a breakfast with the Mexican Business Council, a group of CEOs of leading Mexican companies.

The potential 2016 contender has said the trip is a learning opportunity.

He's also scheduled to meet with several Mexican cabinet members and sign a higher education agreement.

In the evening, he'll attend a reception with the Latino Coalition and a working dinner hosted by the secretary of foreign affairs.

He'll end the day with a tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Roman Catholic church.

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