By participating in
the Mexico-Spain Business Forum, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo
Villarreal, said that, “we know, both countries, that free trade leads to
competitiveness and contributes decisively to the expansion of the markets and
benefit equally to businesses and consumers”. He stressed that “Mexico and
Spain have made a strategic decision to continue integrating ourselves into the
international markets”. He added that, as a result of that, both nations are
among the top 20 world economies worldwide for its international trade.
The opening ceremony of
this Forum was chaired by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the
King of Spain, Philip VI, accompanied by their respective wives Angélica Rivera
and Queen Letizia. There were also present the Secretary of Foreign Affairs,
José Antonio Meade, and by Spain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, among others.