Mexican President Peña Nieto concluded Middle East tour

Mexican President Peña Nieto concluded Middle East tour

Jan 21, 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto makes today a state visit to Qatar, the fourth and final of his tour of countries in the Arabian peninsula.

Peña Nieto arrived Wednesday Jan. 20 at the International Airport in Doja, and today was scheduled to be received in the Palace of the Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and to participate in the Business Forum Mexico-Qatar.

Also expected were the signing of bilateral agreements on energy, tourism and higher education as well as cultural and artistic cooperation, among others.

Previouly, the Mexican president visited Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.


In the UAE, 13 cooperation agreements were signed, including one on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments.

Highlights also included the signing of a memorandum of understanding on clean energies and energy issues related to climate change.

Another important one was the cooperation agreement between Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Mexico and Kuwait signed 10 collaboration agreements while President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the Middle Eastern country.

During a meeting with Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, in the Bayan Palace where they exchanged awards, the leaders bared witness to the signing of agreements and memorandums.

An Understanding Memorandum on Academic and Diplomatic Collaboration was signed to promote collaborative activities in diplomatic training through the exchange of information. A cultural and artistic cooperation agreement was also signed.

In a similar way, tourism, energy cooperation and higher-level education cooperation memorandums were also signed by the two world leaders.

The leaders also witnessed the signing of an agreement about aerial services, to establish and operate specific routes. A memorandum of understanding in health was signed as well.

60120027. Kuwait, 20 Ene. 2016 (Notimex-Presidencia).- Como parte de sus actividades por esta ciudad, el presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, se reunió con Su Alteza Jeque Yaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hámad Al Sabáh, primer ministro del Estado de Kuwait. NOTIMEX/FOTO/PRESIDENCIA/COR/POL/

Another important agreement reached by the two leaders was between ProMéxico and the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, an investment cooperation agreement intended for the promotion and increase of commercial relations.

Additionally, a memorandum of understanding between the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) and the Kuwait Institute of Science and Research reached an agreement to cooperate in the science and technology fields, with the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

A cooperation protocol began between the National Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext) and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, that establishes distinct cooperation activities like corporate operations, corporate loans, finance project facilities and asset financing.

Bancomext also made a deal with the National Bank of Kuwait, in which was established a cooperation of activities such as corporate operations, corporate loans, finance project facilities and asset financing.

After concluding his visit to Qatar, Peña Nieto will leave to Davos, Switzerland, where he will attend the World Economic Forum.


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