• Regarding the negotiations to modernize the EU-Mexico Global Agreement, Foreign Minister Le Drian confirmed France's willingness to support our country in this process.
  • The president and the French foreign minister also met with members of the Franco-Mexican Strategic Council to evaluate the progress of this important initiative.

At the official residence of Los Pinos, President Enrique Peña Nieto received French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian within the framework of his official visit to Mexico.

During the meeting, the president expressed his gratitude for the demonstrations of solidarity and closeness of the French people and government with Mexico in the aftermath of the September earthquakes.

Regarding the modernization of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement, Foreign Minister Le Drian reiterated France's willingness to support Mexico in this process, while President Peña Nieto highlighted Mexico’s interest in concluding negotiations this year. 

The president reviewed some of the topics of the meeting he held with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, in July of this year. He told the French Minister of Mexico’s continued support of President Macron’s leadership in the fight against climate change and confirmed his participation in the Paris Summit to be held on December 12.

In the framework of this meeting, the president and Minister Le Drian met with members of the Franco-Mexican Strategic Council (CEFM), with whom they exchanged views on the re-launching of the Council, in the context of deepening of the Strategic Association between both countries.

The president highlighted the importance the Mexican government places on this consultation forum, which brings together personalities from public and private spheres, and has issued recommendations to promote outstanding cooperation projects.

Examples include the first landing of the Air France Airbus A380 – the world’s largest commercial airplane - at the International Airport of Mexico City, at the beginning of last year, as well as the exhibition "Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera , Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and the Vanguards ", which provided the French with an overview of 20th-century Mexican art.