MEXICO-UNITED KINGDOM CELEBRATE INTER-PARLAMENTARY MEETING
LONDON, United Kingdom, 26th October 2015.- In order to exchange inter-parliamentary experiences, legislative priorities and the importance of issues such as education and human rights, a group of Mexican Senators held meetings with their British Parliament counterparts.
On 22nd October Senators Gabriela Cuevas, President of the Foreign Affairs Commission; Juan Gerardo Flores-Ramirez, Secretary of the Transport and Telecommunications Commission and Member of the Foreign Affairs Commission; Maria del Rocio Pineda, Member of the Foreign Affairs Commission, and Luis Humberto Fernandez-Fuentes, Secretary of the Senate and of the Cultural and Political Reforms Commission, all of them participated in a round-table moderated by Baroness D’Souza who is The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords and Baroness Hooper, member of the Anglo-Latin American Foundation, respectively.
Topics such as innovation and its role in education, gender equality and human rights were developed, Mexican legislators received the report on the outcome of the visit to Mexico by members of the British Inter-Parliamentary Group for Mexico (BGIPU) held from 5th to 9th October, including in this bilateral exchange of parliamentary practice and legislative priority.
As part of the bilateral legislative meeting, held in the framework of the Year of Mexico in the UK, the four senators also participated in a round-table with Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Trade Envoy for Mexico.
The Senators, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI); National Action (PAN); Democratic Revolution (PRD) and the Green Ecologist of Mexico (PVEM) also participated in a working-lunch with members of the BGIPU delegation who travelled to Mexico, led by Sir Simon Burns, member of the Conservative Party, in which they exchanged views on international challenges such as migration, both in America and in Europe. Later they were greeted by Anthony Smith, director of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
On 23rd October, accompanied by Ambassador Diego Gomez-Pickering, Mexican legislators held a meeting with a large group of Mexican students from various universities located in the United Kingdom, most of them from faculties of political science and humanities, with whom they carried an exchange on the importance of the educational, political, financial and law enforcement reforms.
They also had the opportunity to visit the BBC headquarters, where they received an explanation on objective information and the financing scheme of the British Broadcasting Company, which produces various multimedia content to a global audience estimated of 300 millions of people.