May 24, 2013
'Argentina and Mexico have never had such a close relationship,' CFK
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, where the Head of State praised the partnership between both countries and said that "Latin America has a very important role to play in the history of the 21st century."
Before heading to Italy, Fernández de Kirchner addressed President Calderón and his staff and remarked that "Argentina and Mexico have never had such a splendorous and close relationship", adding that "we must remain on track, as both nations are called to play very important roles in the history of the 21st century."
"The friendship between Mexico and Argentina is deep and sincere. Governments cannot invent things that doesn't have sustenance on society. Both countries have helped each other throughout difficult times in history, " Fernández de Kirchner said.
"We politicians tend to believe that everything lasts forever, but things don't work that way. We have to let our country grow," she added.
The President travelled to Mexico to seal several agreements between the two countries and to thank Calderón for not having complained about the trade restrictions imposed by Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, which affected many regional countries, including Mexico.
According to sources, Mexico is one of the most affected countries after the measures adopted by the Fernández de Kirchner administration, especially its auto industry as Mexico exports large number of vehicles to Argentina. Also the Mexican tools and textile exports to Argentina were damaged by Moreno’s decision.
Mexico has shown great understanding of Argentina’s new policies compared with Brazil, China, whereas on the contrary, the European Union barely commented or disapproved of the trade barriers.
A possible strong point for such understanding is that Mexico still enjoys a trade surplus of US$600 million with Argentina.