Mexico, Feb. 11 (Notimex) .- From February 11 to 13, the president of ParlAmericas, Bob Nault, will lead a delegation with members of all political parties from Canada to Mexico City, to hold bilateral meetings.
This is the first delegation of Canadian parliamentarians visiting Mexico since the new government headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office.
"Dialoguing with Mexican officials at this early stage will allow us to establish a strong relationship with Mexican lawmakers and with the administration of President López Obrador," said the president of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas.
The delegation headed by Nault is also composed of Senator Rosa Galvez, as well as Kellie Leitch, David Christopherson and Marc Serré, members of the House of Commons.
During his mission to Mexico City, the Canadian delegation will meet with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Luz María de la Mora.
In addition, he will hold meetings with Adelfo Regino, director of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, with the external relations committees of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, as well as with business leaders, academics and representatives of civil society organizations.
The visit to Mexico is based on the meeting that took place in Ottawa, Canada, on October 22, 2018 between the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas and the then incoming cabinet members of the new government of Mexico.
The delegation will also participate in activities designed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Canada-Mexico bilateral relations, organized by the Canadian embassy.
Nault will say a few welcoming words at an event in which the Canada-Mexico Guide will be presented, which is an informative tool to promote bilateral relations.
ParlAmericas, founded in 2001 in Ottawa, is the only inter-parliamentary institution whose International Secretariat is based in Canada.
The Canadian Section of ParlAmericas works closely with the Secretariat to promote parliamentary diplomacy and political dialogue in the Americas and the Caribbean.