It is in France's business interest to invest in Mexico
By reiterating the bonds of friendship that bind France to Mexico, the French ambassador Anne Grillo endorsed the interest of her country's businessmen in continuing to invest and assume their share of the risk, as long as there are clear and stable rules of the game.
In her message on the occasion of the French national holiday commemorating July 14, 1789, the Taking of the Bastille, Grillo highlighted her nation's interest in further strengthening their ties with Mexico and mentioned the visit of presidents and CEOs of French companies in recent weeks.
"The situation is very clear: whether investments, educational cooperation, scientific, cultural, technical, our commitments do not date from yesterday, are based on trust, sharing experiences and old practices of common work," she expressed in the text published on the official website of the Embassy.
She mentioned that among the French companies in Mexico, a country "in which they have faith", many have developed their most modern plants in the world, which generate 20,000 jobs, and "want to continue investing and assume their share of the risk, as long as the rules of the game are clear and stable.
With France, added the French diplomat, "you have an ally in the center of Europe," and noted that "in 20 years, the European Union and its 28 member states became Mexico's third-largest trading partner," its second investor, its second cooperation partner and the first donor in Central America and the Caribbean.
The renewal of the global agreement between the European Union and Mexico offers a historic opportunity to broaden and deepen the political relationship and increase exchanges.
"The European Union extends its hand to them. Do not miss this opportunity that could give our relationship a new direction. We can achieve so many successes together," she added.
In her letter, she recalled the ideals of freedom, equality, and fraternity that France and Mexico share "and because they are universal, we share them with all great democracies like Mexico. It is these values that crystallize our union on July 14.
The French ambassador also listed the threats affecting democratic nations in a dangerous world, devastated by crises, terrorism, and trafficking of all kinds, and "destabilized by migrations.
"A world full of challenges, from the transformation of our industrial societies to the evolution of our work organizations, going through the climatic urgency; a world? Finally? in which new technologies modify our relationship with time, fracture our societies and sharpen their aspirations and impatience," she said.
"Is it necessary, however, to renounce this horizon of freedom, equality, and fraternity? Not at all! Let us keep the course, together, lucid and determined, because we are committed to peace and international law. And because our histories and our cultures are those of peoples who aspire to justice, equity and democracy," she stated.
By Mexicanist Source Notimex