Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs: U.A.E. central hub in the Middle East

ABU DHABI: Jose Antonio Meade, the Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has re-affirmed that the U.A.E. represents a central hub in the Middle East “because of its broad market and a strong economy as well as the excellent relations with the countries of the world”, pointing to promising opportunities for cooperation and investment between his country and the U.A.E.. Jose Antonio Meade made these comments yesterday in a statement during a visit to Al Ittihad newspaper where he met with Mohamed Al-Hammadi, Editor-in-Chief at Al Ittihad News, department heads and a number of members of the editorial board and officials in the newspaper, explaining that there are many issues that combine the two countries, particularly the presence of the competitive environment that stimulates economic growth.

He described the U.A.E. – which he is visiting for the first time in the framework of a Middle East tour – as one of the most developed countries in the Gulf and the most advanced and open, especially in light of the continuous development of its infrastructure, pointing to the excellent relations that the U.A.E. enjoys with all countries of the world while stressing the need to establish an interactive dialogue to explore all opportunities for joint cooperation in science, technology and the economy.

He stressed his country’s keenness to strengthen and consolidate bilateral relations with the U.A.E. and strengthen ties in the legal and institutional framework, political, economic, trade and investment, cultural and academic fields.