· With confidence in our willing, ability and
willingness, Germany and Mexico must contribute to building a better world for
everyone, he said.
· I am convinced that Germany and Mexico
should continue combining efforts with responsibility and vision to build a
world that ensures human dignity, he said.
· Accompanied by his wife, Angélica Rivera de
Peña, the Mexican president attended the state dinner in his honor hosted by
President of Joachim Gauck.
· With its progressive climate policy, Mexico
plays a leading role in Latin America and among the emerging powers in tackling
climate change: Joachim Gauck
President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto said today that his state visit
to Germany, “Confirms the dynamism, scope and depth of our bilateral
At the state dinner hosted by President of Germany Joachim Gauck in
honor of the Mexican president and his wife, Angélica Rivera de Peña, the
president of Mexico declared that, “With confidence in our will, ability and
willingness, Germany and Mexico must contribute to the construction of a better
world for all.”
“I am convinced that Germany and Mexico will continue combining our
efforts with responsibility and vision to build a world that ensures human
dignity,” he declared.
He noted that Germany is our largest trading partner in the European
Union, and our sixth largest investor, with total trade exceeding 15.75 billion
President Peña Nieto recalled that, “In June 2015, the governments of
Germany and Mexico decided to launch a Binational Commission that will bring us
even closer. This institutional mechanism, which we call the
Alliance for the Future, seeks to identify relevant areas of cooperation, on
the basis of a long-term vision.”
He declared that, “It is an honor for Mexico to be the first Latin
American country to have a binational commission with Germany and its scope is
He also stressed the implementation of the German model of dual
education, which increases opportunities for young people by simultaneously
offering them studies and a source of employment, and infrastructure and clean
The Mexican president said that, “The rapprochement between our
countries is also reflected in the start of the activities of of Germany-Mexico
Dual Year, which will enable our societies to get to know each other better.”
Our friendship and our exchanges are based on shared values and the
determination to assume the global responsibility that corresponds to each
nation,” he declared.
He explained that to this end, “We have maintained an effective, close
cooperation, in both the United Nations and the G20, which Germany will chair
in 2017. I am confident that the capacity and leadership of Germany will make
it possible to achieve great results in this forum, which brings together the
world’s leading economies.
In Mexico, structural transformations in the
economic field are beginning to bear fruit: Joachim Gauck
For his part, President of Germany Joachim Gauck said Mexico is one of
Germany’s most important partners in Latin America. “On the basis of mutual trust, we are cooperating
both bilaterally and multilaterally, striving to find answers to the most
pressing issues of the future,” he declared.
He explained that, “Tackling climate change is one of them, and with its
progressive climate policy, Mexico plays a leading role in the region and among
the emerging powers.”
He said that any climate policy revolves around energy policy. “So I welcome existing plans to strengthen
Mexican-German cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and energy
efficiency, as well as the protection of natural resources,” he said.
The German president stated that the joint efforts of both nations, “Are
also designed to further expand economic relations.” He said that in Europe, Germany is the main
destination of Mexican exports, “And for a growing number of German companies,
for years, Mexico has been one of the most attractive locations for production
and investments in Latin America.”
“All this reflects Mexico’s efforts to promote growth and well-being
through a growing international orientation. The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development) has also decribed Mexico’s reform drive as exemplary. In Mexico, structural transformations in the
economic field are beginning to bear fruit,” he added.
“More shared passion, more reciprocal interest and more curiosity about
each other is what I desire for relations between our countries. The Year of Mexico in Germany we are inaugurating
today, and the Year of Germany, which will begin in Mexico in June, will
provide many occasions for this,” he declared.