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Mexico aims to invest in Finland. A Mexican government investment programme promises a total of about 450 billion euros in foreign investments until the year 2018.
Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena, the secretary of foreign affairs of Mexico, visited Finland for the first time on Friday to discuss the investment business and, of course, the international politics and its problems: counterterrorism, the disarmament of nuclear weapons and the value of a strong environment treaty.
At the beginning of his visit, Meade met with prime minister Alexander Stubb, President Sauli Niinistö and Lenita Toivakka, the minister for European affairs and foreign trade.
In the afternoon, he met with his Finnish counterpart, Erkki Tuomioja.
“We have also discussed the situation in both our neighbourhoods,” Tuomioja said in the late afternoon press conference.
“I think there are more positive news from the Mexican neighbourhood than from ours.”
Tuomioja mentioned the improved US and UN relations as an example.
“Whereas in Europe we have a very volatile southern neighbourhood crisis and other terrorist threats which are common. And we have a very serious conflict in Ukraine.”
Despite the conflicts in the world, meetings between such distant countries as Mexico and Finland help the world to become more interdependent; a step towards an improved economy and a brighter world for the generations to come.
Meade and Tuomioja left the conference with smiling handshakes and pats on the backs.