Jordan is model of tolerance, social coexistence — Mexican envoy

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AMMAN — Mexican ambassador Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez affirmed that Jordan and Mexico remain committed to supporting each other in international forums and maintaining close coordination and cooperation, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In an interview with Petra on Wednesday to commemorate Mexico’s Independence Day, which falls on Friday, September 16, Hernandez described Jordan as a model of tolerance and coexistence among all societal components.

He called for capitalizing on both countries’ advantageous locations, as Jordan serves as a gateway to the Middle East and Mexico does the same for the Americas.

He pointed out that trade between the two countries was “modest and below aspirations,” totaling around USD1.5 billion over the course of the last seven years. But he noted that efforts are underway, and opportunities are available, to expand economic cooperation.

“It is necessary to take advantage of the free trade agreements Jordan and Mexico have with the US to expand trade. Likewise, negotiations for particular products sought after in the markets of both countries should be encouraged,” Hernandez said.

He stated that Jordan and Mexico agree on international legitimacy decisions concerning the Palestinian cause and the need to realize a two-state solution.

Hernandez emphasized the deep roots of Jordanian-Mexican relations and their growth in a variety of areas, particularly in academic, tourism, customs, and aviation partnerships, pointing to initiatives and plans to launch direct flights between the two nations to promote trade and tourism.

He noted that 12 agreements had been signed between universities in Jordan and Mexico to facilitate scientific research and the exchange of students and faculty, with additional partnerships being evaluated or pending signing.

“International air services and civil aviation between Mexico and Jordan will be bolstered, facilitated, and expanded through an agreement that is currently in the works to boost tourism and trade between the two friendly nations,” the ambassador added.

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