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Deputy Prime Minister meets Mexican President

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in London today, Monday 17 June.

Deputy Prime Minster with Mexican President

As part of the UK’s presidency of the G8, they discussed Syria, Mexico’s approach to the tax, trade and transparency agenda, and increasing bilateral trade between the UK and Mexico.

The Deputy Prime Minister said:

As the G8 summit gets underway in Lough Erne, it was a pleasure to meet with President Peña Nieto again. When I visited Mexico in 2011, I spoke of the need for the UK and Mexico to strengthen our ties. Today I was pleased to discuss increased bilateral co-operation between the UK and Mexico, particularly on trade. By 2015, our aim is to double trade with Mexico to £4.2 billion. But we must also collaborate on wider issues of international concern, increasing our already strong collaboration in education, science and innovation, development and health.

Published 17 June 2013