At Los Pinos, they discussed the joint projects
that will be promoted to strengthen the productivity and competitiveness of
The president-elect told the Mexican president of
his government projects.
Enrique Peña Nieto met today at the official residence of Los Pinos with president-elect
of Guatemala Jimmy Morales, currently on a working visit to Mexico.
meeting, they discussed the joint projects currently being implemented,
especially to promote energy and economic integration, in order to strengthen
the productivity and competitiveness of the economies of the two nations.
discussed the progress of the electrical interconnection and completion of a
gas pipeline between Mexico and Guatemala.
president congratulated the president-elect on the exemplary elections in Guatemala
on October 25 last in which citizenship conferred this high responsibility on
reaffirmed his commitment to continuing to strengthen bilateral relations,
which he considered both strategic and a reflection of healthy neighborliness,
and said that Mexico will support Guatemala in programs which, in its future
government, it will set as priorities for development and common prosperity.
Nieto told the Guatemalan President-Elect that his government will further
boost economic complementarity, bilateral trade and investment and the development
of joint projects to create opportunities for both societies.
that Guatemalans and Mexicans are linked by their history, language, culture
and close friendship that has deepened the political dialogue, to which Mexico
attaches high priority.
Peña Nieto also said that Mexico will continue to work for a prosperous and secure
border, based on the following actions: modernization
of border infrastructure; energy and economic integration; regional and
inclusive development; security and promotion of productive investment.
informed the President Elect Jimmy Morales that Mexico will continue to promote
legal, safe and orderly migration that respects human rights and address its
structural causes. In this respect, he said that Mexico will maintain
the Regional Visitor and Border Worker cards as well as the Temporary Migrant Regularization
security, they agreed to strengthen cooperation mechanisms for preventing and
of Guatemala, who will take office on January 14, 2016, told President Enrique
Peña Nieto of his main government projects.
leaders expressed their desire to foster a cordial, productive relationship between
Mexico and Guatemala and contribute to the prosperity of Latin America.
visit to Mexico as President-Elect, a few weeks after his victory and his meeting
with President Enrique Peña Nieto is a sign of the high priority both attach to
bilateral relations, and the strategic importance of this sister Central
American nation in the Mexican government’s foreign policy agenda.
president was the first president to call Jimmy Morales to congratulate him on
his victory on election day.
Guatemala's largest trading partner in Latin America with bilateral trade totaling
$2.274 billion USD. In the past 10 years, trade between the two
countries increased by 152 percent.
accumulated investment stands at $2.7 billion USD, making it the main investor
from Latin America and the Caribbean in that country and third worldwide after
the United States and Canada.
meeting, President Enrique Peña Nieto was accompanied by Francisco Ortiz Guzmán
Ortiz, head of the President’s Office; Ambassador Socorro Flores Liera, Undersecretary
for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Mexican ambassador to Guatemala, Mabel
del Pilar Gómez Oliver.
Elect of Guatemala was accompanied by Ambassador Carlos Raúl Morales, Minister
of Foreign Affairs; Congressman Emanuel Seidner Aguado and José Luis Chea
Urruela, Presiding Commissioner for the Mesoamerica Project.
The Mexican president expressed his commitment to continuing to
strengthen bilateral relations, which he described as strategic.