By: Guillermo Ordorica R., Ambassador of Mexico to Romania
On September 16th, Mexico celebrates the 210th Anniversary of the beginning of its struggle for Independence. Since that day in 1810, generations of Mexicans have paved the way for the continued strengthening of national sovereignty and the freedom of the Mexican people. On this special date, the lessons of our history and the heritage of our heroes are honoured in the motherland and elsewhere where Mexico is represented.
Efforts made have rendered good results. Today, my country is proud to be among those nations which are committed to universal values such as democracy, liberty, free trade, the rule of law, transparency and accountability. Following a Republican model of government, the national Constitution consecrates all the political principles that are most cherished by the community of nations. Nowadays, when globalization simultaneously threatens and offers opportunities for cooperation and peace, our Constitution provides the guide for dealing, in a respectful and constructive manner, with world politics, underlining always the rule of International Law.
Mexican foreign policy is a relevant instrument for supporting the efforts of the government for achieving national development goals. It is also a respected tool for conducting bilateral and multilateral relations, at a time in which the pandemic of Covid-19 is a global emergency and puts peace at risk. The pandemic has shown us that moving forward demands the adoption of new skills, in all aspects of human activity. It has also taught nations that co-responsibility is a core value for setting the pace for a virtuous globalization.
In this challenging reality, the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is confident about the ability of Mexico and the community of nations to properly address the health crisis, as well as other international peace threats, through dialogue and cooperation, emphasizing the crucial need of establishing conditions for social justice and the fight against poverty.
It is with this certainty that during 2021-2022 and honouring its prestigious foreign policy, Mexico will participate, constructively, as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, where it will work in favour of ensuring in all countries equal opportunities for progress and wellbeing. As one of the largest economies in the world and most visited countries for tourism and culture, Mexico will continue conferring a high priority to its international relations.
It is under this frame that my country is currently working to increase the quantity and quality of its promising links with Romania. Today, both nations have a more robust bilateral relation and have increased exchanges based on the opportunities granted by their comparative advantages. The trading partnership that they maintain across the European Union is strong, while the condition of Romania, as an Observer State of the Pacific Alliance, opens new windows of opportunity and collaboration.
In the current year, Mexico and Romania proudly celebrated the 85th Anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. On the occasion, both countries reaffirmed that future horizons are promising and will foster cherished traditions of cooperation and partnership. As true friends, the path is clear, and we have only to follow it with passion and a constructive spirit.
During the month of September, Mexico dresses up in patriotic colours for celebrating its Independence. With respect and pride, we remember all those women and men who offered their lives for a free country that, in our days, deploys its best diplomatic efforts in favour of understanding among nations. Following the libertarian spirit of the “Cry of Independence” given by Miguel Hidalgo on the night of 15th of September of 1810, Mexico is always ready for multiplying exchanges and building peace at a world level.