President Enrique Peña Nieto led the “Strategic Academic Scientific-France-Mexico Partnership” event in which several agreements were signed to expand cooperation in the academic, scientific and technological, health and research fields.

These agreements represent great opportunities for students from Mexico and France; France is now the third most important destination for Mexican students after the United States and Spain.

Every year, over 2,500 Mexican students are welcomed in France while Mexico annually receives 1,500 French students.

President Peña Nieto said that the development and future of our societies, “Will largely depend on what we sow in our youth, so that they have the skills and capacities needed to be part of the global challenges of the 21st century”.