Published On: Thu, Jan 21st, 2016

Peña Nieto concludes Middle East tour and heads to Switzerland

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto makes today a state visit to Qatar, the fourth and final of his tour of countries in the Arabian peninsula.

Peña Nieto arrived Wednesday Jan. 20 at the International Airport in Doja, and today was scheduled to be received in the Palace of the Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and to participate in the Business Forum Mexico-Qatar.

Also expected were the signing of bilateral agreements on energy, tourism and higher education as well as cultural and artistic cooperation, among others.

Previouly, the Mexican president visited Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.

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The Mexican President was received by Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Photo: Presidencia de la República)

In the UAE, 13 cooperation agreements were signed, including one on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments.

Highlights also included the signing of a memorandum of understanding on clean energies and energy issues related to climate change.

Another important one was the cooperation agreement between Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Yesterday, Peña Nieto participated in the Business Forum Mexico-Kuwait, in which he talked to entrepreneurs about the investment opportunities offered by his country.

He added that for Mexico, a sector with great opportunities in this nation of the Middle East, is the agro-food industry.

After concluding his visit to Qatar, Peña Nieto will leave to Davos, Switzerland, where he will attend the World Economic Forum.

Source: http://www.plenglish.com/

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