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Mexico and Germany: Building Bridges

July 17th, 2014

News from Berlin-Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to Mexico City and Guanajuato, the capital of the federal state in central Mexico from the 17th-20th July. In addition to the opportunity for political talks, the visit will also serve to illuminate the diverse presence of the German economy in the country.

Mexico is the first country in Latin America that is visited by Steinmeier in his second term. Shortly before his departure was confirmed, the German Foreign Minister pointed out the importance of Mexico as an important political and economic force in Latin America:

“Mexico is a bridge between North and South, we are on a common foundation of values​​. In important global issues, such as climate protection, the member of the G-20 is a key partner for us. We want to expand our bilateral cooperation even further. “

As the leading export nation in Latin America, Mexico shares an interest in a dynamic and open global economy with Germany. Steinmaier also remarked that the German economy was committed reliably for a long time in Mexico and that Mexico was in the process becoming increasingly attractive as a location for innovation to German researchers. In addition, German approaches to training professionals would enrich the educational cooperation in enterprises.

In the future, Germany will work very hard to further profile the culture at the heart of the German-Mexican relations. In addition to a detailed discussion with his Mexican counterpart José Antonio Meade's, Steinmaier’s visit also provides an opportunity to highlight the diverse and strong presence in the German economy in the country. Steinmeier will also meet with representatives and Mexican civil society, to learn, among other things about the latest developments in the field of human rights.

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