President Enrique Peña
Nieto received the Hon. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras,
on his first official visit to Mexico.
I have had the opportunity to converse extensively
with the president, in order to work together and find different mechanisms of
cooperation to promote greater integration and closer ties between our societies
and our entrepreneurs, and above all, to continue promoting the development of
Honduras established diplomatic relations in 1879. On March 24, 1908, the two
countries signed a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, which would formalize
bilateral relations. Mexico is the Latin American country that invests most
in Honduras. It is its second largest trading partner in Latin
America and its fourth largest globally.
In April 2014, the president
paid an official visit to Honduras, the first by a President of Mexico in the past
10 years. On that occasion, the Declaration of Comayagua was
signed, which has made it possible to strengthen political dialogue and promote
trade and investment; as well as tourism and culture between the two countries.
Declaration of Mexico opens up new avenues of bilateral cooperation on issues
as important as: migration,
environment and gender equality.
Convention on Copyright and Related Rights was signed, which will make it
possible to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices in the area.
decided to strengthen cooperation in tourism, especially in the areas of
luxury, sports, adventure and nature tourism.
promoting the ratification of agreements with Mexico on customs, trade and natural
"On the path to improving
the quality of life of our societies, I am sure that Mexico and Honduras will
continue moving forward together, as we have done with other challenges, with
the strength of unity, cooperation and generosity.”