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Peña Nieto will make an official visit to Paraguay

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced President Enrique Peña Nieto will make an official visit to the Republic of Paraguay on January 18, according to the Senate of the Republic.

During his stay in Asunción, President Enrique Peña Nieto will meet with his counterpart Horacio Cartes Jara, with whom he will discuss the main issues on the bilateral, regional and multilateral agenda.

The visit is given in reciprocity to the one made to Mexico by President Horacio Cartes in August 2016, and has the objective of deepening the bonds of friendship and collaboration in the political, economic and cooperation spheres between both countries.

They will hold a meeting with their respective committees to assess the current status of the relationship and will witness the signing of new instruments that will strengthen the bilateral legal framework. Likewise, the agenda of the Mexican president includes the reception of the Keys of the City.

President Peña Nieto’s visit to Paraguay reaffirms Mexico’s deep Latin American membership and its commitment to maintain an open and fluid dialogue with all the countries of the region, with whom Mexico shares strong historical bonds of friendship and cooperation.

In 2016, both countries reached a commercial exchange of $231 million USD, which represented an increase of 2.9 percent compared to 2015.

The official delegation that accompanies President Peña Nieto will be integrated by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Luis VidegarayCaso, the Ambassador of Mexico in Paraguay, Fernando Ortega Bernés, the Director of the National Council of Science and Technology, Dr. Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, the Chief of the Presidential General Staff, General Roberto Miranda Moreno.

Others attending the meeting will include the General Coordinator of Social Communication, Mr. Eduardo Sánchez Hernández, the Coordinator of Advisors to the President of the Republic, Dr. Carlos Pérez-Verdía Canales, the Assistant Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Amb. Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora and the National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior, Lic. Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.