LONDON, United Kingdom, 29th January 2015.- In order to celebrate the strengthening of the bilateral relation of Mexico with the United Kingdom, as well as the dialogue amid legislators of both countries, the Embassy of Mexico organised a political event at the British Parliament.

At the reception, held on 27th January at the Speaker’s House of the British Parliament, Rt. Hon. John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, gave an eloquent welcome speech in which he highlighted the level of importance that the relation Mexico-United Kingdom has reached.

Likewise, the Ambassador of Mexico Diego Gomez-Pickering, recalled the successful celebration of the Dual Year 2015 between both countries, which compiled more than 180 events in the United Kingdom, including the State Visit accomplished by President Enrique Peña Nieto, attending an invitation of H.M. The Queen.

Accompanied by Hugo Swire, Minister of State for Latin America at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as well as other parliament representatives , the diplomat referred that according to the growing and deepening partnership, Mexico achieved to open in a record time of six months, three Honorary Consulates in Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast, respectively.

The diplomat formally introduced the new Honorary Consul of Mexico in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGinn, entrepreneur and business executive who has been responsible of different projects in trade and finance, promoting business and investment opportunities for Irish and European companies.

In the Speaker’s House - in which was exhibited some paintings from the Mexican artist Roberto Cortazar - among the attendees were diplomats, special guests and members of Parliament, such as Graham Stuart, President of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG); Baroness Hooper, Vice-President of the of the UK Parliamentary Committee on Latin America; Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East,  as well as Christian Matheson, Ian Paisley and Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Special Trade Envoy of Prime Minister David Cameron to Mexico. The Ambassador invited all of them to continue their efforts to strengthen ties between Mexico and the United Kingdom.