March 9, 2015
Prime Minister welcomes Mexican President to Great Britain
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister David
Cameron welcomed President Peña Nieto of Mexico to Downing Street as part of his State Visit to the UK.
Following the meeting, a Downing Street spokesperson said:
"The leaders welcomed how much the relationship between the
UK and Mexico has strengthened in recent years. They particularly welcomed the growing trade relationship between the UK and
Mexico and the trade deals that have been signed during the visit. The PM reiterated the UK’s strong support for expanding
and deepening trade between the EU and Mexico, including by updating the current EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement to help support
small businesses and services industries.
"The two leaders discussed the ongoing process to appoint the next Secretary General
of the OECD, and supported Angel Gurria’s bid for a third term. The PM welcomed the crucial role the OECD has played
to progress the UK’s G8 agenda on international tax reform.
"The President set out the priority his government is placing
on improving human rights and strengthening the rule of law in Mexico and the work that is already underway on this. He acknowledged
the scale of the challenge and the commitment it will take to have a real, lasting impact. The PM welcomed his approach and
supported UK-Mexico cooperation on policing and justice. He welcomed Mexico’s Chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership
and the leaders jointly committed to providing further financial support for the initiative.
"The two leaders also discussed
regional affairs in Latin America and the potential to strengthen EU-Mexico cooperation on energy to lessen dependence on
Russia. They agreed on the importance of working together to secure a comprehensive deal on climate change at the UN meeting
in Paris this year, and to support the UN Secretary General’s efforts to agree clear, concise post-2015 development
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