Prime Minister Viorica Dancila received on Monday, at the Victoria Palace, Mexico’s extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador in Bucharest, Jose Guillermo Ordorica Robles, with the two officials having expressed their common wish to intensify economic and sectoral cooperation in areas such as energy, agriculture, domestic affairs and education.
According to a Government’s release, the Romanian prime minister congratulated the Mexican ambassador and wished him success in fulfilling his mandate, while expressing the belief that the Romanian-Mexican bilateral relations will develop at a sustained pace.
“During the talks, the two interlocutors referred to the bilateral political dialogue and expressed their common wish to intensify economic and sectoral cooperation. The Government’s head pointed out the need to identify new areas of cooperation in the fields of common interest, such as energy, agriculture, domestic affairs and education,” the press release said.
Mexican Embassy: Ambassador Ordorica underscores importance of bilateral partnership within EU-Mexico Global Agreement, in meeting with Romanian PM
Mexican Ambassador in Bucharest Guillermo Ordorica, on Monday, during a meeting with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, mentioned the partnership existing between Mexico and Romania within the EU-Mexico Global Agreement, as well as how important is for this country to renew it in 2018, in order to stimulate bilateral economic exchanges, political dialogue and cooperation at community level.
According to a press release of the Mexican Embassy in Romania, on the same occasion, Ambassador Guillermo Ordorica relayed the Mexican Government’s appreciation for the Romanian people and Government, in relation to the celebration of the Great Union Centenary this year.
Moreover, the two officials discussed the positive bilateral relations existing between the two countries and the future projects that will contribute to their improvement.
The Ambassador mentioned the event that took place in Bucharest recently, namely the 6th meeting of the Mechanism for Political Consultations between Mexico and Romania, with favourable results for the development of institutional structures, the legal framework and the bilateral agenda, reads the same press release.
“Among the topics approached at the reunion there were mentioned the partnership existing between Mexico and Romania, within the Agreement for Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation (the Global Agreement) that Mexico has in place with the European Union (EU), as well as how important is for Mexico to renew it in 2018, in order to stimulate bilateral economic exchanges, political dialogue and cooperation at community level. In this respect, Mrs. Dancila said she was willing to endorse this demarche and thanked the Mexican Government for the support it granted to Romania during the process of integration with the OCDE (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). In his turn, Ambassador Ordorica underscored Mexico’s appreciation for the gesture of solidarity made by President Klaus Iohannis who, on the occasion of his recent visit to Brussels, mentioned the importance of renewing the abovementioned Global Partnership,” says the release.
Moreover, the Prime Minister and the Mexican Ambassador agreed on the importance of continuing with the promotion of economic and commercial cooperation, in such fields offering comparative advantages, as “energy, car building, agriculture, tourism, culture and information technology.”
“Moreover, there was acknowledged the positive development of the exchanges that, from 2007 up to now, tripled in value, as well as the opportunities offered by the free trade, including the privileged position of the two countries on the European and North-American markets,” reads the release.
Moreover, the Prime Minister presented to the Romanian PM such aspects related to the Programme of Cooperation in Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, achieved through the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID) and the Romanian part, represented by AidRO, in this context referring also to the interest showed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Bucharest to set up a Programme of Studies for Peace “Fabela – Titulescu.”
At multilateral level, the two officials acknowledged the excellent cooperation existing between the two governments in respect to candidacies and boosting topics of a common interest concerning the promotion of peace and human rights, including migrants’ rights.
“In this context, the Ambassador offered Mrs. Dancila the “Draft Zero” document, which is the first version of the Global Pact on Safe, Regular and Ordered Migration, coordinated by Mexico and Switzerland under the UN umbrella, and reiterated the relevance that Mexico grants to this initiative. Prime Minister voiced her appreciation for this project and guaranteed Romania’s support for its achievement,” specified the Mexican Embassy.
Another topic of interest was represented by the full involvement of Mexico in such actions meant for the eradication of violence against women, both at multilateral and national level, with the two dignitaries mentioning during their meeting numerous such initiatives in the field, and, especially, the event that has taken place on the 25th of each month, in all the Mexican embassies and consular offices, named “The Orange Day’, meant for raising awareness and guaranteeing a dignified treatment to women of all ages.
“Another relevant aspect of the dialogue between the two officials was related to the upcoming elections in Mexico this year, which will be the most competitive and important in this country’s history, including 3,406 offices subject to popular vote, among which the presidency of the Republic. In this respect, the Ambassador handed over a document to Mrs. Dancila including information related to this electoral process, the vote of the Mexican diaspora and other particular aspects,” reads the abovementioned release.