Mexico May 17 (Notimex) .- The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, met this Thursday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ivory Coast, Marcel Amon-Tanoh, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the subject of Academic Collaboration.
The chancellors agreed to promote economic ties in the areas of greater opportunity, in order to increase trade and the added value of the goods exchanged through the contacts that in these days will sustain private sectors of both nations.
The Ivorian official traveled to Mexico with a government delegation and representatives of business chambers. It is the first visit he has made to a Latin American country since he came into office in 2016.
Ebrard Casaubon and Amon-Tanoh agreed on the importance of strengthening bilateral political dialogue and exchanged impressions on the African regional context and the strengthening of Mexico's ties with that continent.
During the talk, they underscored the importance of strengthening the bilateral legal framework and agreed to give a renewed boost to technical, educational and cultural cooperation to generate closer ties between both societies.
Another of the main themes was the shared priorities in multilateral forums, including the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, international peace, and security.
Ivory Coast is a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) during the 2018-19 biennium.
It should be noted that Mexico and Ivory Coast established diplomatic relations on November 13, 1975. The economy of the African nation has grown at high rates in recent years. In 2018 it was the seventh commercial partner of Mexico in that continent.