Mexico is one of France’s main partners in Latin America. Relations between France and Mexico are long-standing and were revamped during the State visits of President Hollande to Mexico (April 2014) and President Peña Nieto to France (July 2015). They are now enshrined in a strategic partnership, which has given rise to the conclusion of more than 100 agreements between our two countries in two years, in all areas of cooperation. France and Mexico maintain high-level visits and regular bilateral consultations.
21,000 French nationals registered. The French Embassy and Consulate General are based in Mexico City. There are 18 consular agencies across the country. In 2017, a French Consulate was established in Monterrey.
- 10-11 April 2014: State visit to Mexico by the President of the French Republic
- 13-16 July 2015: State visit by the Mexican President Mr Enrique Peña Nieto, guest of honour during the 14 July Bastille Day parade
- 1 and 2 November 2017: visit to Mexico by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian
- 12 December 2017: participation of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Environment Rafael Pacchiano Alaman at the One Planet Summit in Paris
- 25-28 November 2018: visit to Mexico by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian
- 10-15 November 2019: Visit to France by the Mexican Minister for Public Education, Mr Esteban Moctezuma Barragan
- 12-13 November 2019: Visit to France by the Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Ms Martha Delgado Peralta, who took part in the Paris Peace Forum
- 19-20 December 2019: visit to Mexico by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian
- 30 June - 1 July 2021: visit to France by Mr Marcelo Ebrard, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, attendance at the Generation Equality Forum
- 27 September 2021: Visit to Mexico City by Ms Barbara Pompili, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, for the Bicentenary of Mexican Independence
- 21-22 December 2021: Visit to Mexico City and Monterrey by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian
- 11-12 February 2022: Visit to Paris and Brest by Mr Marcelo Ebrard, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, attendance at the One Ocean Summit
French Ambassador to Mexico: Mr Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian (since October 2020) Twitter account: @AsvazadourianJP
Mexican Ambassador to France: Ms Blanca Jimenés Cisneros (since September 2021). Twitter account: @bjc_agua
The French presence in Mexico is significant and promising. Around 500 French companies are established in Mexico, including most of our largest businesses (38 CAC40 companies) and cover a very broad spectrum of sectors. They employ some 150,000 people. In 2019, France was Mexico’s 15th-largest trade partner and fourth in Europe (behind Germany, Spain and Italy), with a market share stable at around 1%.
French-Mexican trade has increased steadily since 2009 and reached a record high in 2016, exceeding €6 billion. In 2019, France recorded a trade surplus of €1.38 billion, mainly from exports in the aviation industry.
Mexico is a crucial partner of our academic and scientific diplomacy in Latin America. The reciprocal State visits helped give new impetus to our cooperation, generating unprecedented mobilization (70 agreements signed). France is Mexico’s third-largest scientific partner.
Drawing on more than 700 inter-university agreements and an agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas, France maintains its position as third-most-popular destination for Mexican students (almost 3,000 students) and ranks second in countries of origin for foreign students in Mexico (1,500 students).
- French Embassy in Mexico
- Alliance française in Mexico
- Institut Français - Latin America (IFAL)
- Centre for Mexican and Central American Studies (CEMCA)
Updated: Augist 2022