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Visit to Mexico by Mr. Laurent Fabius (July 14 to 15, 2013)

During his visit to Mexico from July 14 to 15, Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed his determination to give new impetus to our bilateral relations by focusing in particular on strengthening economic exchanges and cross-investment between our two countries.

During his visit, the minister met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto as well as with Mr. José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Relations, to whom he notably signaled France’s determination to strengthen its political dialogue and cooperation in all areas with Mexico. Mr. Fabius recalled that President Hollande had agreed to visit Mexico next year.

The visit was also marked by the launch of the French-Mexican Strategic Council. This council was created by President Hollande and his Mexican counterpart in October and is co-chaired by Mr. Philippe Faure, Special Representative for Mexico, and by Mr. Jorge Castañeda, former Minister of Foreign Relations of Mexico. Its role will be to make recommendations, notably with a view toward strengthening economic relations, cross-investment and cooperation in the areas of education, training, culture, research and innovation. In the aerospace industry, France and Mexico are also currently working on establishing an investment and development fund.

This visit also provided an opportunity for the minister of foreign affairs to meet with intellectuals and representatives of the Mexican business community, as well as with the French business community. He also visited Mexico City’s National Command and Control Center, which uses technology provided by the French company Thales.


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