As part of the activities within the XXIII Ibero American Summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Panama, President Enrique Peña Nieto met with President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday.
At the meeting, the two leaders discussed the main issues on the bilateral agenda including trade, cooperation and integration.
The two leaders addressed the challenges facing the Ibero American Summit as a forum for dialogue and cooperation among the nations of this region. Peña President repeated his commitment to participating in the modernization of this mechanism in order to make it a modern forum of integration and linkage.
In this respect, President Peña Nieto told his Colombian counterpart that in the Ibero American space, in its capacity as Chair of the Pro Tempore Secretariat of the Latin American Conference, Mexico will promote two issues with a high social impact: raising the quality of education and making innovation the axis of productivity and competitiveness in the region.
The two leaders also reviewed the progress made in the Pacific Alliance, the forum of integration comprising Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico. President Enrique Peña Nieto repeated his government’s commitment to promoting integration within the framework of this regional space.
It should be recalled that in 2012, the trade balance between two countries amounted to over $6.469 billion USD. Mexico is currently Colombia’s third largest trading partner. The main business opportunities for the two countries include exporting auto parts, processed foods and information technology.
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