Once again, Mexico and Italy connected directly

By Fernanda Duque Hernández

The new connection will strengthen bilateral relations

Rome, the Eternal City, will again be connected with the City of Mexico through a direct flight; this was announced by President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto in his message to media on the occasion of the first state visit of President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, Matteo Renzi.

alitaliaOriginal Image: “Alitalia”, by Roberto, used under CC BY NC 2.0 licese, via Flickr.

The Italian airline, Alitalia, will be responsible for offering the service starting on June 16 and will have three weekly frequencies; the connection will be made with a Boeing 777 with capacity for 293 passengers.

"We are working to make this flight remains permanent, and that encourages or improve connectivity between the two countries, and encourage, eventually, the tourism, the trade and the relationship between entrepreneurs of both countries for this that we are proposing to carry out a greater economic, business relationship", said Peña Nieto in his speech. The renewal of this flight is essential to promote bilateral investment, since just last year trade between the two nations was 6 thousand 708 million.

Besides being the third largest trading partner of Mexico in the European Union, Italy is expected to support the upgrade and trade cooperation agreement that Mexico holds with the European bloc since 2000.

acuerdo mex italiaOriginal Image: Press Room, source: Presidencia de la República

The Italian president, Matthew Renzi arrived in the country accompanied by a group of businessmen interested in betting mainly in the energy sector in Mexico, a field that could attract investments of at least two billion dollars at the end of this year and during 2017.

Other industries that were identified as investment opportunities for Italian companies were the automotive sector, the food, fashion and footwear.

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