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 relations.

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 2016.

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 Cadets). 


This was followed by the official welcome ceremony at the National Palace led by President Enrique Peña Nieto.