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President-elect Pena Nieto visits Downing Street

A statement has been issued following the visit of Mexico President-elect Pena Nieto to Downing Street today

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Following the visit of Pena Nieto,  a Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister warmly welcomed President-elect Pena Nieto to Downing Street today for the first time. Top of their agenda was reaffirming their commitment to doubling bilateral trade to £4.2bn by 2015. They agreed that increasing bilateral trade lies at the heart of jobs and growth in both countries. The Prime Minister pressed the case for British companies looking to invest in Mexico; particularly in energy and education.

The Prime Minister said that the UK had enjoyed a close and like-minded relationship with Mexico on a whole range of issues, and both men welcomed closer cooperation, including on the security challenges posed by Syria and Iran. They also talked about the future of the Eurozone, and how the crisis had impacted upon Mexico’s trade with the region.

The Prime Minister said that he very much looked forward to working with Mexico under Pena Nieto’s government.

Published 16 October 2012