Strengthening Relations

Newly appointed Mexican Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Francisco Olguín said that his country “will also present other cooperation programmes and agreements and will search for enhanced coordination of our positions in the international fora”.

“Mexico is also a Caribbean country. We have boundaries with the United States, Central America and a long coastline extending from Belize to Contoy Island, north of Cancun.

“Having developed strong political, economic and friendship ties with North American and Central American countries, Mexico is also determined to strengthen the good relationship we have traditionally held with CARICOM countries,” he said as he presented his credential to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on Thursday.

Olguín said that as Chair of the G20 in 2012, Mexico will host the Summit of this important group in June. “There we will maintain an active role in the search of solutions to the world economic difficulties and in the promotion of agreements to face global challenges. Mexico is committed to ensure that the interests of Caribbean countries receive due consideration in that most important forum.”

He said he hoped his tenure as Plenipotentiary Representative would “translate into greater economic growth, increase in the standard of living of our people and achieve a higher index of human development, respecting ecological balance and preserving biodiversity”.

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