Mexico sees Jordan a gateway to Mideast, says ambassador

[02-08-2021 01:57 AM]

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Mexican ambassador in Amman Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez on Sunday said that his country views Jordan as a stable country that can serve as a gateway for Mexico to access the Middle East region.

He told a press conference that Mexico chiefly aims to become as a bridge between Jordan and North America and with Latin America, adding that his county seeks to increase understanding with Jordan.

The ambassador spoke about Spanish language learning in Jordan and Arabic in Mexico, increasing tourist flows and promoting academic, student, technical and scientific exchanges.

"In this sense, we are promoting cooperation between Jordanian and Mexican universities," Hernandez indicated, noting that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the embassy has promoted greater rapprochement between Mexico and Jordan, especially through cooperation between higher education institutions.

In recent months, he pointed out, "we have visited and held meetings (in person and online) with eight Jordanian and nine Mexican universities. As a result, three academic cooperation agreements have been signed, eleven are in the signing process and four more are in the negotiation process."

Hernandez added that within the framework of this academic collaboration, activities are contemplated for the second half of 2021, such as conferences, seminars and courses, in addition to
student and academic exchanges when mobility circumstances allow.

With regard to commercial and economic cooperation, the ambassador noted a recent Memorandum of Understanding between the Jordanian Chamber of Commerce and the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE) of Mexico.

He explained that the agreement will allow a greater rapprochement between Mexican and Jordanian companies that seek to invest, export and import between our countries.

Hernandez pledged that the Embassy will support business seminars, as well as facilitating ties between Mexican and Jordanian businessmen. It is also proposed that universities participate with trade missions, when mobility allows, he said.

As for tourism, the Embassy, Hernandez said, seeks to promote projects that allow the promotion of Mexico in Jordan and Jordan in Mexico. In addition, there will be the participation of universities and companies from both countries.

The Embassy remains close to the Mexican community in Jordan, which is why workshops and videos have been held where Mexican residents talk about their entrepreneurial activities during the pandemic, according to the ambassador.

Hernandez indicated that both Mexico and Jordan are countries with young populations and therefore "we need to promote greater understanding and rapprochement among young people".

He said: "In this way, cooperation between Mexican and Jordanian universities will help strengthen ties between our peoples. One of the projects includes the construction of a robot that contains information related to Mexico and Jordan and that is installed in tourist sites in both countries. It will have the participation and collaboration of students, teachers and companies."

He noted that the Embassy is in talks with Jordanian authorities and distributors to explore import and export options to Mexico. It also provides support to the chambers of commerce of both countries to facilitate communication and increase economic and commercial exchanges.

The ambassador said he was confident that the "seeds that we are sowing for cooperation between Mexico and Jordan will provide opportunities for both peoples and will bring mutual benefits for the full development of our countries."

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