Mexico, May 7 (Notimex) .- Mexico and the Philippines will continue working to give a renewed boost to their political and cooperation ties, also in the areas of migration, security and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, established the deputy-minister of Foreign Affairs, Julián Ventura Valero, and the deputy-minister for Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, Enrique Manalo.
Both officials chaired the Second Meeting of the Policy Consultation Mechanism Mexico-Philippines, at the Chancellery headquarters, where they pointed out that this dialogue space allows identifying areas of coordination and exchanging visions, experiences and good practices.
They agreed to strengthen the dialogue on the issues they consider important in the global agenda, in order to generate more mutual understanding and thus contribute to the construction of consensus on the international stage.
The deputy-ministers of both nations expressed their willingness to give a renewed boost to political and cooperation ties in matters of development and inclusive economic growth.
They also expressed their intention to work to expand the economic relationship, agri-food trade and important investments from the bilateral point of view and for their projection in both regions.
The delegations reviewed the actions that each government undertakes to provide services, assistance and consular protection to its communities abroad and agreed to strengthen cooperation in this area, which is a priority for the two governments.
Mexico and the Philippines established diplomatic relations in 1953. It is an important partner of Mexico in Southeast Asia. In 2018 bilateral trade added almost three billion dollars, and more than 17 thousand Filipino tourists visited our country in 2017.