Mexico stood out for its Foreign Affairs of the year
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) of Mexico announced that in 2016 they will focus their efforts on strengthening their foreign policy with Latin America and the Caribbean, with the purpose of moving forward toward a regional integration in the in the legal, economic and cooperation fields.
As an example of the work carried out in the past months, the office emphasized the performance of Mexico in the Pacific Alliance, made up by Chile, Peru and Mexico, with 42 countries as observers, whereby the cooperation for the realization of concrete projects in different fields has been encouraged.
Likewise, the statement reviewd Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s active participation in several regional forums, such as the 7th Summit of the Americas, a historical event due to the first-time-ever participation of the 35 countries of the continent, including Cuba.
In 2015 Mexico was also the host for different forums and summits, like the 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Riviera Maya, an event attended by representatives of 45 countries and over 750 businessmen and opinion leaders.
Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed important Latin American Leaders during their State visits, such as the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff: and the Cuban president, Raul Castro. In this year, Mexico also signed bilateral agreements with different countries, like the 12 agreements with Guatemala on fiscal, agriculture, tourism and hydrocarbons issues.
Besides, the chancellery maintained its presence during several editions of the Minister Reunion of The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), as well as during its third annual summit.
Mexico also assumed its position of the Presidency Pro-Témpore of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), in which it is committed to promote dialogue and conjoint action among the countries on the origin, transit, destination, and return of migrants.