Mexican president to pay official visit to UK next week
Mexican President Felipe Calderon will pay an official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) from March 29 to April 1, at the invitation of British Queen Elizabeth II, the Mexican Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The president will ensure the Brithish side that Mexico is a safe country for investments, and attend the Summit of Leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) in London, the ministry said in a communique.
Calderon will also travel to Scotland, accompanied by Duke of York, Prince Andrew, who is the UK's special representative on commerce and investment, to learn about the technological advances in energy, said the ministry.
This will be the first trip by a Mexican president to the UK since 1985. The ministry said that Calderon's visit will deepen "the political dialogue and the agreement on positions on issues of bilateral, bi-regional and multilateral interest.", Xinhua reported.
Calderon will also reaffirm "Mexico's position as strategic interlocutor on the ties between Latin America and the European Union."
Calderon will also discuss other issues like "the economic crisis, Mexico's participation in the United Nations Security Council, climate change and human right." it said.