The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, Ricardo Patiño, assisted on Saturday to the Ceremony of Command Transmission of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, where he quoted his desire for prosperous development days for Mexico, but also to be an opportunity to consolidate the Latin-American integration.
“Mexico plays an important role, it is a big economy in its region and its contribution to the Latin-American integration can be determinant, especially in the strengthening of the Latin-American and Caribbean States” he pointed out.
He manifested that both countries concur in the topics like the necessity of making a jointed work for the intensification and the reforms that are propounded inside the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); as well as in their opinion regarding the performance of the United Kingdom in the Julian Assange case, where Mexico´s response was firm and caring towards Ecuador.
As for the elements that Ecuador and Mexico can work on, Minister Patiño referred to the trade deficit that could be overcome by incentivizing commerce and invite responsible Mexican investors to the country. Likewise, he also mentioned that the existing cultural interaction can be delved and develop touristic, economic and productive complementarities of a high dimension.
In the framework of this official visit, Minister Patiño will hold a dialogue with the press, he will also meet with Diane Ablorczy, State Minister of Foreign Affairs for the America´s and Consular Issues of Canada and finally, he´ll have an encounter with the Association of Ecuadorian Residents in Mexico (ECUARMEX) which will be held in the Embassy of Ecuador in Mexico.
- The Mexican exportation to Ecuador are mainly medicine (drugs), Iron products, vehicles, among others.
- The main exportations of Ecuador to Mexico are cocoa in grain, palm oil, coffee extracts, bomboms.
- Of the exportations made to Mexico since 2008 to 2011, in an average of 89% entered without preference and in 2011 this percentage was increased by 95 %.
PRESS RELEASE No. 1344