The Secretariat of
Economy of Mexico and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed a Memorandum of
Understanding which aims to build a framework for further collaboration on
innovation, science and technology and to support the sustainable partnerships
and economic growth.
Before His Royal
Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, who attended as a witness of honor, the
Secretary of Economy said that his visit marks the start of the relaunch of a
new relationship between Mexico and the United Kingdom. "You had the
opportunity to feel, personally, the entrepreneurial strength of the Mexican
youth, not just those who have dreams to start their own business but those who
want to change the social reality," he said.
The Head of
Economy, who served as witness of honor too, said that this agreement is
primarily to unite efforts between Mexico and the United Kingdom, to achieve
more than 500 million pesos in order to focus on innovation and
In that sense, he
added, "they will do investigations to practice and in the application of
engineering supported in eight key areas: health, energy and complex
manufacturing, automotive and aerospace, in cities of the future, public
infrastructure, sanitation and water distribution, technology and computer
databases for agriculture, fishing, forestry and the environment".
He stressed that
this signature comes after Monday's announcement from the President of Mexico
and the Prince of Wales, who stated that 2015 will be the dual year
Mexico-United Kingdom, where the main stage will be taken as "Mexico in
the heart of the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom in the heart of Mexico”,
Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, said that this approach is relevant
when businesses are related with the communities in various areas, particularly
in collaboration with young people.
countries can cooperate in two ways: we can learn from you, and you can learn
something from us." he said.
By Mexico, the
signing took place by the President of the National Institute of the
Entrepreneur, Henry Jacob Rocha, and the British Ambassador in Mexico, Duncan
John Rushworth Taylor.
This memorandum of
understanding will also promote the capacity for research and innovation of the
institutions in Mexico to ensure its sustainable growth in order to expand and
maximize cooperation between government agencies, research organizations,
higher education institutions, businesses and large companies.
Prior to the
signing of the Memorandum, the Secretary of Economy and His Royal Highness,
Charles, Prince of Wales, Her Royal Highness, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and
the governor of Nuevo León, Rodrigo Medina, toured the Fundidora Park where
they appreciated dance, crafts, sweets and traditional cuisine.