The prime minister, António Costa, said today that he wants to strengthen relations with Mexico, where he is visiting this weekend, but also with other countries in Latin America, such as Cuba.
António Costa, who was invited to the inauguration today of the new president of Mexico, told reporters in Mexico City that this invitation is a sign of the level of relationship and “important economic presence that has been developing” in the parents.
In addition to Mexico, the prime minister appointed batteries for Cuba, which “is now a country where Portuguese companies are worth looking at.”
“The country is in a major change of opening and it stimulates a lot of investment. It is a case of a country where we should have an increased effort to strengthen relations,” he said.
On the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, who represents a historic turning of Mexico on the left, António Costa praised the discourse of fight for causes in which he believes, very close to the citizens.
“I wanted to give a clear signal of rupture with a certain oligarchic system and to have here an economic system less permeable to corruption,” he said of Lopez Obrador’s inaugural speech at the Legislative Palace in Mexico City.
“It left important messages to the international community on migration management and from the international point of view was the most important message,” he said.
António Costa’s official trip to Mexico also included a visit to the Guadalajara International Book Fair on Sunday at the closing session and where Portugal was a guest country.
The prime minister will also inaugurate a metro line in Guadalajara, a work in which the Portuguese company Mota-Engil participated.