· I am convinced that this visit will contribute to strengthening our fraternal bonds and building a better future for our peoples, he declared.

 · Mexico offers great opportunities in sectors where you are leaders, such as renewable energy, shipping, logistics infrastructure and the chemical-pharmaceutical industry as well as services and health, he told CEOs of Danish companies with interests in our country .

 · We are impressed by the image of the Mexico of today, of a modern, active country, involved in globalization while respecting its cultural identity: Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark.

During his state visit to this country, President Enrique Peña Nieto said today that, “Mexico is a modern country on the rise that is undergoing a profound process of national transformation.”  He declared that the complementarity between Denmark societies and our country, “Offers a wide range of mutually beneficial opportunities we should leverage.”

At the state dinner hosted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and His Royal Highness Prince Consort Henrik in honor of himself and his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña, the Mexican president said that, “Denmark is a country that is respected, among other things, for its strong cultural identity, its exemplary social security system, the coverage and quality of its educational services, and being at the forefront of generating clean energy.”

· I am convinced this visit will contribute to strengthening our fraternal bonds and building a better future for our peoples, he declared.

President Peña Nieto said that, “Mexicans value the affection the Royal Family of Denmark has shown Mexico. Their visits in 2008, 2010 and 2013 have allowed us to get to know them better and appreciate their interest in our culture.”

He added that these meetings, “Also confirm the mutual willingness to strengthen our friendship and reinforce our political dialogue to promote cultural and artistic exchange, and identify new areas of collaboration.”

He declared that Denmark, “Is a developed country, led by great woman: Queen Margrethe II. Thanks to your political vision and sensitivity, Your Majesty, you not only have the love and respect of the Danes, but also their appreciation of your intellectual training and artistic talent, and the fact that you  are always at the service of your people.”

PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO’S STRENGTHENS THE TIES OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES: MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark said that President Peña Nieto’s state visit to this nation strengthens the bonds of friendship, which date back a long way, and will soon be 190 years old.

In Denmark, “We are impressed by the image of the Mexico of today, of a modern, active country, involved in globalization while respecting its cultural identity.”

“We are aware of the important role played by President Enrique Peña Nieto in the steady growth of Mexico and society,” she said.

The Danish monarch said that major Danish companies in this country have great interest in investing in Mexico, and hoped that, “Mexican companies will set their sights on investing in Denmark.”

MEETING WITH DANISH CEOs WITH INTERESTS IN MEXICO

Earlier, President Peña Nieto met with CEOs of Danish companies with interests in Mexico.

He told them that, “The current international context of low growth and high volatility and risk aversion among investors requires companies to find the best investment opportunities, and Mexico is one of them.”

“Mexico offers great opportunities in sectors where you are leaders, such as renewable energy, shipping, logistics infrastructure and the chemical-pharmaceutical industry as well as services and health, he said.

President Peña Nieto declared that, “It is an honor to be the first Mexican president to pay a state visit to this great country, with which we have had diplomatic relations for 188 years.”

He explained that the purpose of this trip, “Is to reaffirm the bonds of friendship and economic ties that unite us with Denmark.”

The Mexican president said that Denmark is a strong, rising economy: it is the eleventh largest in the European Union and grew 1.6 percent in 2015. He added that trade between Denmark and Mexico is growing: “In 2015, bilateral trade exceeded 592 million Euros, 14 percent more than in 2014. With 218 companies with Danish capital, Denmark is the eighth largest EU investor in Mexico; and in the past 16 years, from 1999 to 2015, its cumulative Foreign Direct Investment was two billion Euros.” 

The Mexican president said that, “Trade and investment figures are encouraging and confirm that we are on track, but we are determined to go further.”

“In Mexico we are committed to macroeconomic stability; all sectors except oil are growing above 3 percent per year, and we also have ample opportunities derived from the structural reforms,” he explained.

He extended an, “Invitation to entrepreneurs and investors from around the world to seize the opportunities opening up in Mexico".

QUEEN MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK HOSTED THE OFFICIAL RECEPTION FOR THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT

Earlier today, President Peña Nieto arrived at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen International Airport, where Queen Margrethe II hosted the official reception. During the ceremony, the Danish monarch and the Mexican president reviewed the Guard of Honor and subsequently presented their respective delegations.

Afterwards, President Peña Nieto was driven to Fredensborg Palace, where he met with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II.

President Peña Nieto and his wife continued to Kronborg Castle, where they were received by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

The Mexican president and his wife then visited the Maritime Museum, where they were given a guided tour by Museum Director Ulla Tofte.