Saudi king meets Mexican president, signs pacts

Both countries signed nine agreements, memoranda of understanding and technical cooperation programs during the meeting. (Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto in Riyadh on Sunday where both counties signed cooperation pacts.

Saudi Arabia and Mexico signed nine agreements, memoranda of understanding and technical cooperation programs during the meeting.

A memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of tourism was co-signed by Saudi Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

A security cooperation agreement to fight transnational organized crime in the two countries was co-signed by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

A memorandum of understanding in the energy sector between the two countries was co-signed by Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi and Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell.

An agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion was co-signed by Minister of Finance Ibrahim al-Assaf and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

A memorandum of understanding between the Saudi Fund for Development and the Mexican National Bank for Foreign Trade was co-signed by Minister of Finance Ibrahim al-Assaf and Director General of the External Commercial Bank Alejandro Diaz.

A technical cooperation program in the field of specifications, standards, quality was co-signed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq al-Rabiah and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal.

General agreements in economic, trade, investment, educational, scientific, technical, youth and sports fields were co-signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

A memorandum of cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research was co-signed by Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed al-Issa and Mexican Secretary of Public Education Aurelio Nuno.

Air Services Agreement between the two countries was co-signed President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Sulaiman al-Hamdan and Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Jan. 18, 2016.

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