· The Middle
East represents a new opportunity for Mexico to expand, he said.
· This tour
will open up new horizons in the energy sector, he said.
Sánchez gave a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Ministry of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, and Minister
of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell.
first international tour in 2016, which will take place from January 17 to 22 through
the countries in the Arabian Peninsula, and include his participation in the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Enrique Peña Nieto will seek
more investments, trade, and prosperity for Mexico, said the President’s Coordinator
of Social Communication and Government Spokesperson Eduardo Sánchez Hernández,
in a joint press conference with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and
Energy: Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal
and Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, respectively.
announcement of the details of the state visits the president will pay to Saudi
Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar, Sánchez Hernández said that
the Mexican president's tour is designed to strengthen the government’s strategy
to reinforce Mexico's position as a nation that is being transformed in the global
official residence of Los Pinos, he stressed that the Middle East represents a
new opportunity for Mexico, as a result of which President Enrique Pena Nieto
decided that his first international tour this year will be to countries in the
spokesman explained that during this international tour, the opportunities
Mexico provides as an investment destination and as a reliable business partner
will be announced.
“With more investment
and trade, there will be more opportunities for businesses and more jobs for
Mexican workers,” he said.
He said that,
“Under President Peña Nieto’s leadership, the Mexican delegation intends to
sign various instruments to strengthen strategic cooperation with the countries
in the Arabian Peninsula.”
that, “This tour will have a historical value for Mexico,” because it, “will be
the first visit by a Mexican head of state to the UAE and Qatar in the history
of our bilateral relations.”
As a result
of its cooperation links and structural reforms, Mexico has consolidated its
leadership in Latin America and positioned itself as a reliable destination for
investment and trade with the whole world.
that in the eyes of these nations, and with its structural reforms as one of
its main strengths, “Mexico is emerging as a country of new opportunities for
added, the tour of the Arabian Peninsula will give an unprecedented boost to political
relations with these countries and make it possible to expand trade, productive
investment, tourism promotion, strengthen ties in education, science and
technology, and project Mexican culture and its values.
he said, “This tour will open new horizons in the energy sector,” since in the
Middle East, Mexico will present Energy Reform’s potential to attract more
investments that will create well paying jobs.
He said that
after visiting Qatar, the president will travel to Davos, Switzerland, to
participate in the 2016 edition of the World Economic Forum.
At the Davos World
Economic Forum, explained Eduardo Sánchez, “Mexico will strengthen its position
in order to attract more investment to our country," adding that, “with
more investment and trade, there will be more opportunities for businesses and
more jobs for Mexican workers.”
that in Davos, negotiations will begin to review and modernize the Free Trade
Agreement with the countries in the European Free Trade Association, which in
2014 involved investments and trade with Mexico for over $3.7 billion USD.
mentioned that Mexico will strengthen its ties with Latin American countries,
by participating in the specific session for the region within the framework of
the Davos World Economic Forum.