LONDON, United Kingdom, 11th March 2016. – The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, The Lord Mountevans, Jeffrey Evans (Alderman) accepted the invitation of the Ambassador of Mexico, Diego Gomez-Pickering, to participate in the opening of the business seminar known as “Mexico Day” on 30th September 2016.

This event, established in 2015, under the framework of the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, and the Year of the UK in Mexico, represents an ideal platform in which representatives of both countries analyse mechanisms to incentive trade and investment.

Ambassador Gomez-Pickering recalled that in the particular case of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto officially witnessed, during the denominated “Dual Year”, the “Mexico Day” business meeting in London, months before accomplishing the goal of doubling bilateral trade to USD $7 billion (£4.2 billions).

The diplomat said that this mechanism has helped to keep projecting the economic and trading dynamism of Mexico as an ideal destination for investment, where last year received foreign capital equivalent to USD $30 billion. Currently the UK remains as the 5th largest trading partner of Mexico in Europe and 14th in the world.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Mountevans, elected as Lord Mayor of the The City in November 2015, underscored the importance of the visits of his three predecessors (Alan Yarrow, Fiona Woolf and Roger Gifford) to Mexico from 2012 to 2015, as a milestone which confirms the importance that the UK grants to our country as a trading partner.

Since the United Kingdom was distinguished as the first European nation to recognise the independence of Mexico and establish trade relations, both countries have been promoting economic growth and improving the welfare of their peoples.

Confirmation of this, is that since the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mexico, in 2000, trade between the UK and our country has grown 153 percent.
In the business seminar "Mexico Day" 2016, aimed to consolidate business opportunities and encourage bilateral trade, it is planned to have the participation of the heads of the Ministries of Commerce of both countries, as well as ProMexico, the institution of the Mexican Government to boost trade and investment from abroad, as well as the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (MexCC).