Costa Rica in Strategic Partnership with Mexico

The agreement is looking to expand the FTA between the two countries, widening the relationship in the political and cooperation fields.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Billateral commerce rose 1400% since the signing in 1994 of the FTA between both countries. Now, the intention is to strengthen the relationshipt with strategic agreements in environment and coordinated action in multilateral bodies such as the United Nations Security Council.

According to an AFP article published by, the president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, said: "We have instructed our respective foreign ministries to move forward in negotiating an agreement on a strategic partnership between our countries."

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