As part of a strengthening of trade relations between the two countries, South Korea offered to donate 800,000 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 for children to Mexico, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).
The offer was made during the meeting held in Seoul by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and his counterpart Park Jin, in which they also agreed to promote the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations, as well as the accession of the Asian country to the Pacific Alliance as associated state.
“The Korean Foreign Minister took advantage of the occasion to offer Mexico the donation of 800,000 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 for children, while underscoring his agreement with Ebrard on the need to strengthen health cooperation between the two countries,” the Secretariat said. .
This meeting marks the beginning of a three-day tour led by Ebrard in the Asian country, with which he intends to link Mexican companies with sectors in which South Korea is a leader, such as technology and pharmaceuticals.
“We think that the new stage that we are starting today is very important, seeking free trade between our countries, but also to share experiences and interests, for example, in pharmaceutical activities, vaccines or vaccine research, space and technology linked to space exploration. , innovation and also culture, and the very important relationship that we already have between the educational institutions of our countries”, Ebrard pointed out.
Minister Jin highlighted the fact that Mexico is the main investment destination and production base for Korean companies in the Americas.
“I hope that at today’s meeting of foreign ministers, we can explore formulas to promote bilateral strategic cooperation in areas of joint prosperity for the next 60 years, not only in areas such as trade and investment promotion, including the Korea-Mexico FTA. », he expressed.
The SRE indicated that the foreign ministers signed a triangular cooperation agreement to finance development in Central America through which the two countries will promote joint development actions for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, in order to address the causes of migration in Central America .
“During the tour, the different Mexican sectors will have work meetings with their Korean counterparts in which they seek to reach agreements on pharmaceutical, academic and innovation cooperation, as well as the realization of business,” the agency said.
The Foreign Minister is accompanied by a business delegation made up of the co-founder and CEO of CLIP, Adolfo Babatz; the co-founder and CGO of Stori, Marlene Garayzar; the co-founder and CEO of Neivor, Caterine Castillo; the co-founder and CEO of Prescrypto, Everardo Barojas.
Also, the general manager of Billioneurons, Lorena Sánchez; the founder and CEO of Jüsto, Alejandro Sisniega; the co-founder and managing partner of Angel Ventures, Hernán Fernández, and the head of Institutional and Government Relations of Hydra Technologies, Álvaro Gutiérrez.
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