The 6th European Union-Mexico Summit will take place on Sunday 17 June 2012 in Los Cabos (Mexico) in the margins of the G20 Summit held on 18-19 June under the Mexican Presidency.
The EU will be represented by the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, accompanied by EEAS Executive Secretary-General, Pierre Vimont. Mexico will be represented by its President, Felipe Calderón, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patricia Espinosa.
On the table, bilateral issues such as the political and economic situation, the strategic partnership, security and the strengthening of trade relations. Key international issues such as climate change, environment and human rights will also be debated .
Mexico and the European Union have long enjoyed fruitful diplomatic relations. In 2000, a Global Agreement* promoted closer political cooperation, enhanced trade relations and wider cooperation. It also established shared values such as democracy and human rights.
In 2008, a Strategic Partnership was put into place to reinforce the political dialogue between both parties on global challenges such as the environment and climate change, macro-economic affairs but also notably strengthened the cooperation in areas as varied as education and culture, science and technology, security, human rights and justice.
This Summit will offer an important occasion for both partners to further strengthen their strategic partnership and common interests and values.
*Agreement on Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation
Catherine Ashton with Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa © EU
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