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Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Foreign Secretary Meade in Sweden on a Working Visit

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, concluded on Saturday his working visit around Nordic countries which included Denmark, Finland and Sweden, allowing Mexico to strengthen political dialogue as well as friendship and cooperation linkages with this region of Europe.

In the last part of the tour, in Stockholm, Sweden, he met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström. Secretary Meade highlightened the opportunities offered to Swedish investment by the structural reforms implemented in our country.


February, Month of the National Crusade Against Hunger

February has been designated by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, as the month of the National Crusade Against Hunger. With the combination of resources and actions of at least 70 federal programs, in addition to state and municipal governments, the National Crusade Against Hunger is improving household economies, bringing food, health services, education, housing and other basic services to millions of Mexicans.

2015, International Year of Light

Last week, Mexico’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced the beginning of year-long activities commemorating the “International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies.”

The agenda was programmed by the National Committee for the International Year of Light, and is meant to raise awareness in society about the importance of light-based technologies and optics-based applications in areas as wide-ranging as health, the environment and weather, agriculture, optoelectrics, energetics, information technologies and communication, space research, archaeology, culture and the arts, industry, and commerce.

Global Network of Mexican Talent

The inauguration ceremony of the Sweden Chapter of the Global Network of Mexican Talent took place on November 7th at the facilities of the Embassy of Mexico in Sweden, in Stockholm.  With the accretion of the Sweden Chapter, the Global Network of Mexican Talent now totals 37 chapters throughout the world; their number reaches nearly 4,000 members in 19 countries and 4 continents.

The Sweden Chapter, comprised of 31 founding members, will be led by entrepreneurs José de Jesus Escandón Bolaños and Hector Martínez Cardenas, in the capacities of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board, respectively. The chapter is divided into four thematic areas which it will be based on the following: new IT technologies; sustainability and ecology; the automotive sector; and cultural management and marketing communications. Each of the branches will be led by a board member with a specialization in the area which he or she coordinates.

The Chapter has set a goal to organize the highly skilled Mexicans residing in Sweden to promote the development of projects and academic, scientific, technological, and business initiatives between Mexico and Sweden.

The Mexican Ambassador to Sweden, Agustín Gasca Pliego, chaired the event and swore in the Chapter Board, referring to the social commitment that its members were entrusted with, as well as offering the full support of the Embassy, while fully respecting their autonomy.

Jorge Marín Exhibition in Latvia

Mexican artist Jorge Marín's itinerant exhition opened on November 10th in Riga, Latvia's City Hall, where it remains open to the public until December 28th. Later on, from December 3rd to January 16th, the exhibit will move to the "Dauderi" Department of Latvia's Museum of National History.

Day of the Dead altar at the Stadsmuseet

On Saturday, November 1st, the Embassy of Mexico and the Stadsmuseet in Stockholm inaugurated a traditional altar for the Day of the Dead at the museum's premises. The altar was dedicated to the Mexican writer Octavio Paz on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and will remain open to the public until Thursday, November 6th.



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