Mexico, Jun. 8 (Notimex) .- The visit of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel to Mexico, carries a message to the world, stating that Mexico is a country with global responsibility, a nation that has the capacity to have diplomatic relations with all countries in the world, and that it has close ties with Germany and the European Union.
This was said by the deputy minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE for its acronym in Spanish), Carlos de Icaza González, who emphasized that the visit of the German official is not intended to send an indirect message to other countries, however, it is not subtracted from the great current issues.
Germany maintains the presidency of the Group of 20 (G20), and in that charge Merkel will meet with the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, with whom she will maintain a review of the bilateral agreements and dialogue of the common progress in global issues, Icaza González explained.
“The message of her visit has to do with the G20, with the need to strengthen international cooperation, to defend free trade and openness; to promote better global governance, to regain growth; and this speaks of the commitment from the Mexican government and its decision to consolidate and diversify ties with the different regions of the world,” he said.
Icaza González added that the Mexico-Germany relationship “has a life of its own”, and the proof of it is that Germany has become Mexico main trading partner in Europe, “and is a country with which we have common objectives and positions in the G20”.
For his part, the Mexican ambassador to Germany, Rogelio Granguillhome Morfín stressed that the Germany-Mexico relationship “is very mature, very old and goes all the way back to the 19th century, with a vision of projects that are hardly affected by conjunctures. The perception Germans have of Mexico is as a space to do business with a very long-term vision.”
“The German industry is prepared to continue working with us on more investment projects, and the expansion of those that we already have, as well as in new areas we are already working in a close manner as the aeronautics, telecommunications, infrastructure, or digital industry 4.0 “, he added.
In that sense, he informed that during the stay of Chancellor Merkel in Mexico two agreements will be signed, one between the Ministry of Public Education (SEP, for its acronym in Spanish) and Siemens, in the area of dual education, where the company will provide support and collaboration to improve the processes that this branch has on elementary education.
In addition, Siemens will sign with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, for its acronym in Spanish), a strategic alliance that will serve to digitize the company’s industrial processes of electrification and commercialization.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to Mexico with a delegation of German businessmen and officials and will be received at the National Palace, with the highest honors by President Enrique Peña Nieto.