Mexico City, 30 May 2022 (TDI): The Argentine Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, is on a comprehensive and extensive visit to Mexico where he met his Mexican counterpart and other officials.
Meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister
The Argentine minister reached Mexico on 26th May and held a meeting with Marcelo Ebrard, the foreign minister of Mexico. They signed agreements to further strengthen the strategic association between the two countries and released a joint statement.
The 17-point joint statement laid out progress and mutual commitments. They reaffirmed their will to expand and deepen comprehensive bilateral contacts and welcomed bilateral agreements.
Moreover, Mexico reiterated its support for Argentina’s claims of sovereignty over the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.
Meetings with other Mexican officials and businesses
Afterward, he met the members of the Mexican senate and the secretaries of the Mexican ministries of Agriculture and Finance. They agreed to enhance cooperation in agriculture, economy, and inter-parliamentary ties.
Later, on 28th May, he held a meeting with Claudia Sheinbaum, the head of government of Mexico City. During the meeting, the officials agreed to deepen cooperation in the fields of culture, education, and science and technology.
En la Ciudad de México me reuní con la Jefa de Gobierno @claudiashein.
Nos comprometimos a afianzar la cooperación cultural y educativa. Nuestra agenda común incluye también la innovación tecnológica y los desafíos para desarrollar la ciencia. pic.twitter.com/mYCWVv1A97
— Santiago Cafiero (@SantiagoCafiero) May 27, 2022
Moreover, Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero held a meeting with representatives of Mexican businesses. He invited them to explore new projects and investment opportunities in Argentina.
En México mantuve un encuentro con empresarios, a quienes invité a la Argentina para explorar nuevos proyectos e intensificar el proceso de inversiones.
Dirigen empresas que apuestan por nuestro país y generan trabajo para las argentinas y los argentinos 👇 pic.twitter.com/VtqkqSRxNW
— Santiago Cafiero (@SantiagoCafiero) May 29, 2022
Argentina and Mexico both share the legacy of the Spanish empire, from which they both achieved their independence. Bilateral diplomatic contact between the two countries began in 1824. Presently, both countries enjoy good regional political cooperation, along with collaboration in almost all fields of mutual interest.
Furthermore, the two countries maintain good cooperation on regional issues. Both countries have denounced the exclusion of three American countries from the upcoming 9th Summit of the Americas. Bilateral trade between the two countries totaled up to US$1.9 billion in 2018.
Both countries are members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the G-20, the Latin American Integration Association, the Organization of American States, and the Organization of Ibero-American States.