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Estonia Would Like to Intensify Relations With G20 Member Mexico

22.10.2012

No 376-E

At his meeting in Mexico City with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Estonia is interested in strengthening both political and economic ties with Mexico, which is currently the chairman of the organisation of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G20.

“There are a great many opportunities for co-operation with Mexico, with its population of over 100 million and a leading position among the world’s industrial nations,” Paet noted.

“Both Estonia and Mexico are OECD members, but we would like to intensify foreign policy relations as well as relations in the trade, services and investment sectors,” he added.

Paet and Espinosa also spoke about strengthening reciprocal cultural ties. “The major event of the year in that area is the series of concerts featuring Arvo Pärt’s works taking place in Mexico this week,” Paet noted.

At their meeting, the foreign ministers also talked about Mexico’s relations with the European Union and the situation in the Latin American region. Co-operation in the UN and reciprocal support for one another’s candidatures were also discussed.

Paet stated that Mexico is an important partner of the European Union and this should be reflected through more treaties and everyday co-operation.

Today a concert of Arvo Pärt’s works will take place in Mexico City’s most important concert hall the Palacio de Bellas Artes, where his works will be performed by Harry Traksmann, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra with Tõnu Kaljuste conducting (additional information: http://www.epcc.ee/concerts/concert201239/). The concert will be followed by a reception hosted by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet in honour of Arvo Pärt.

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