Palace eyes increased trade, cultural cooperation with Mexico
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday said that the Philippines and Mexico agreed on increasing trade and cultural cooperation following a meeting between President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Mexico’s new ambassador.
Marcos had met with Mexico’s Ambassador-designate Daniel Hernandez Joseph on Monday to accept his credentials as the new envoy to the Philippines.
Hernandez said that the Philippines and Mexico connected Asia and America, and “through that role, there is so much we can do in trade, in culture, in science.”
According to the Palace, Marcos agreed with Hernandez, saying that the new economy requires new skills.
“Much of the work we are doing to transform the economy is to transform the workforce so that the daily technologies are understood. It extends in every field,” Marcos said.
The President also thanked Mexico for taking care of the Filipinos residing there, numbering at 1,206 people.
Diplomatic ties between Mexico and the Philippines were established on April 14, 1953. The Philippines opened an embassy in Mexico City in 1953 and the Mexican embassy opened in Manila in the same year, said the Palace.
“The country’s products for promotion to Mexico include machinery/ mechanical appliances and auto parts, electrical / electronic equipment, food products (desiccated coconuts, vegetable saps and extracts, coconut palm, condiments, etc.), furniture and furnishings, and garments and footwear,” said the Palace.