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Jānis Mažeiks visits Mexico

On 20 September 2019, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Under Secretary Jānis Mažeiks, was on a visit in Mexico and met with the Director General for Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Bernardo Aguilar Calvo. Jānis Mažeiks praised the good bilateral relations between Latvia and Mexico and exchanged views on opportunities for further cooperation in economy and education, mutual support in international organisations including the United Nations, the relationship between Mexico and the European Union.

The diplomats also spoke about security situation in Europe and latest developments in Latin America. Discussions between Latvia and Mexico on concluding an Air Transport Agreement were continued. Mexico considers food, pharmaceuticals, ICT, and tourism as areas with good prospects for further cooperation. Negotiations have been all but concluded on the EU-Mexico Global Agreement, which will further facilitate mutual business cooperation. Latvia and Mexico have successful cooperation in the education sector, and student exchanges could increase in future.

Jānis Mažeiks invited representatives from Mexico to visit Riga for the next round of political consultations in 2020.

During the conversation, the Mexican perspective of illegal migration from Central America was presented as well as the Comprehensive Development Plan supported by the Mexican Government, which aims at improving living conditions in the places where migrants originate.

As part of his visit, Jānis Mažeiks met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Mexico. And in meetings with researchers from Mexican universities, the current situation in Mexico and its foreign policy was discussed.

As part of his visit, Jānis Mažeiks gave interviews to a Mexican television network, Canal Once, and to ABC Radio Mexico, where he spoke to audiences about the relationship between Latvia and Mexico, the history of Latvia, and the security situation in the Baltic region.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys its appreciation to the Latvian Honorary Consul in Mexico, Beatrise Āboltiņa-Trueblood, for her support and assistance in arranging the visit.

Diplomatic relations with Mexico were established on 10 May 1927.


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