The two countries will promote closer ties between Mexican and Brazilian entrepreneurs to expand bilateral economic links.
President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto held a meeting with the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, who agreed to explore windows of opportunity to strengthen economic and trade ties, so that both nations can build a common path of development.
The meeting took place within the framework of the First Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union (EU-CELAC), held in this city.
At the meeting, the two heads of state agreed on the need to send signals to the world that, in political and economic aspects, they will work together under the premise that both Mexico and Brazil are crucial to the integration of Latin America.
In an environment characterized by cordiality, they agreed to make reciprocal official visits in the near future, as proof of their interest in further strengthening bilateral relations. They declared that they will promote rapprochement and meetings between businessmen from the two countries, with the aim of increasing trade and investment flows.
President Peña Nieto said that Mexico and Brazil are two key nations that give strength to Latin America, so that if they are considered together, they will be able to promote faster economic growth in the region and, therefore, improve the quality of life for Latin Americans, not just the Mexican or Brazilian population.
The Mexican president hailed the coincidences over exploiting the advantages of having a stable macroeconomy, in order to boost productivity.
The president said that Mexico now has major international reserves in dollars, which protects the country from the crisis in Europe.
Moreover, the Mexican president informed the president of Brazil that his government has launched a National Crusade against Hunger, targeting 7.4 million Mexicans located in 400 municipalities with high levels of marginalization, and hailed the social programs that have achieved successful results in Brazil.
The Mexican president also said that we must improve the quality of education, which is crucial to increasing competitiveness.
Meanwhile, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that Mexico is one of the largest economies in the region, so that there will not be a strong Latin America or a strong Mercosur if Mexico is not included.
She expressed her interest to seeking a rapprochement with the Pacific Alliance, to which Mexico belongs, noting that there is a significant possibility of expanding trade between the two countries.
During the meeting, President Peña Nieto was accompanied by the Secretaries of Foreign Affairs and Economy, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and by the Mexican Ambassador to Brazil, Beatriz Paredes Rangel.
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