Mexico opens its doors to Honduras on the occasion of the
first official visit of Honduran
President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, part of 137 years of diplomatic
The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean,
Socorro Flores, met with President Hernández to discuss the bilateral and
regional agendas and the 2016 Economic Development Program of Honduras for
During his two-day visit, President Hernández will promote
Honduras as a key Central American partner for Mexico and work on the 2016-2017
Bilateral Cooperation Program, which includes 10 agricultural, environmental
and health and security projects.
Mexico is Honduras’ fourth largest trading partner, after
the United States, China and Guatemala. Mexican investment in Honduras totaled USD
1.356 billion between 2000 and 2014. Bilateral trade in 2014 reached USD 996
million, and from January to November 2015, trade totaled 888.8 million.
This meeting reaffirms the strategic partnership between
Mexico and Honduras, after President Enrique Peña Nieto’s official visit to
Honduras in April 2014. The bilateral commitment is progressing with a common
agenda that encourages investment, expands the political dialogue and promotes
trade, tourism and culture.
In 1880, Mexico named Francisco Loaeza as Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Honduras. Since then, the
strategic bilateral understanding has grown stronger, beginning with the
signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation on March 24, 1908.
This morning, President Hernández laid a wreath at the
monument to the Ninos Heroes (Heroic
This was followed by the official welcome ceremony at the
National Palace led by President Enrique Peña Nieto.