FTA Mexico - Costa Rica is Enlarged

The countries signed an Strategic Association Agreement to expand the current FTA and create dialogue and cooperation mechanisms.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mexican president Felipe Calderón "assured in a press conference that this agreement will not only increase bilateral commerce, but also 'enable closer dialogue in topics of mutual interest and deepen the economic relationship and the educational, technical and touristic links'", reported Prensalibre.cr

The agreement signed by both presidents creates an Association Council, headed by the Mexican and Costa Rican presidents, with the objective of overseeing bilateral relationships.

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