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2018-02-13   12:49:45   INGLÉS
Ambassador: Brexit is an opportunity to deepen relationship with Mexico

Mexico, Feb. 13 (Notimex).- The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union will not directly affect the relationship with Mexico, but will deepen and develop the relationship between the two countries, said the ambassador of the European country Duncan Taylor.

The diplomat explained that once the exit of Britain from the economic bloc is completed, it will be ready to negotiate a free trade agreement with Mexico, which will be very ambitious and beneficial for both countries.

"Because it is easier for two countries to negotiate an agreement, than a country with 28. It is more complicated because each country has special interests, and when we negotiate, we will have the possibility of doing something very ambitious and good for both countries," he explained.

During a reception held last night at the ambassador's residence on the occasion of the visit of the Minister of Aviation, Elizabeth Sugg, and the commercial envoy to Mexico of the British Prime Minister, Jane Bonham-Carter, stressed that the relationship in general between both countries It is very good, so there is interest to consolidate it.

"We are seeing a growth in the level of commercial exchange, on Friday our customs figures were revealed, where the exchange of goods is reflected, and British exports to this country rose 22 percent and something very similar in the United States to the United Kingdom, is still very modest, but at least it is growing at a strong pace, and that gives me great pleasure, "said the ambassador.

Duncan Taylor said that during the four and a half years he has been in the country as ambassador, much work has been done to increase the flow of trade.

"I think we are already seeing a change, and with the departure of the European Union it also gives us another impulse, you are also seeing how to diversify your commercial relations, because you depend so much on the United States and you have already realized that it is good to have a broader basis for commercial relations, "he said.

Given this, he said there are very strong reasons to strengthen the bilateral commercial relationship.

There is also a very close political relationship between both nations, "not only is it commercial, it is cultural, and politically we work very well and hand in hand with the Mexican government in multilateral institutions such as the UN, and especially in the G20.

"So the relationship is very good, the fact that we leave the European relationship does not change and even can further promote that relationship," he said.

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