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Denmark and Mexico pen co-op deal

Seven-point deal to solidify relations between the two nations

Queen Margrethe II, and some huge Royal guardsmen, were at hand to welcome the president (photo: Claudia Ruiz Massieu)
April 14th, 2016 4:14 pm| by Christian W

In connection with the visit to Denmark by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the two nations have signed a new co-operation agreement.

Among the areas included in the seven-point deal are diabetes, human rights, energy and Lego.

“Danish companies traded with Mexico for a value of almost 4.4 billion kroner last year and the commercial interest is on the rise,” said the prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

“We need to utilise that momentum.”

“We are entering into a number of political and commercial deals with Mexico that strengthen export possibilities for companies in sectors such as climate, energy and health.”

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The seven-point deal includes:

– The Health and Elderly Ministry entering into a strategic co-operation with Mexico’s health ministry with a focus on the primary health sector

– Denmark entering into a program for Mexican health workers, who are to improve their ability to diagnose and treat diabetes. The agreement involves the Mexican health ministry and several players in Denmark, including the University of Copenhagen and Odense University Hospital

– The Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Mexican internal affairs ministry entering into a co-operation regarding Mexico’s efforts to develop a national program that aims to promote its business sector’s respect for human rights in Mexico

– The Danish and Mexican energy ministers signing a document that will support the completion of the existing Danish-Mexican climate and energy sector program

– A broad agreement between Danish and Mexican pharmaceutical authorities is expected to be signed. The goal is to promote co-operation regarding pharmaceutical security

– Two agreements concerning export and investment-promoting reinsurances in connection with export credit will be signed in connection with a business conference at Dansk Industri

– An agreement over a larger donation of Lego toys and the capacity-development of kindergartens