MEXICO CITY — Social Development Secretary José Antonio Meade Kuribreña gave an opening address at the 11th Cumbre Financiera Mexicana, Thursday.
Meade took the opportunity to address the issue of poverty in Mexico, and the responsibility of the government to create policies to curb and eventually eliminate the social disease.
“Poverty is the greatest challenge our government is facing today. It can manifest itself in many different forms. Many people in Mexico suffer from lack of income, and this problem is directly linked to economic stability. Government policy has therefore been designed to preserve economic stability to create the momentum necessary to eliminate poverty in Mexico.”
“The structural forms are specifically designed to combat the problem of low income and exclusion.”
José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
The secretary explained that another main cause of poverty is the fact that many people are simply not included in the financial and political systems. Meade stressed that resolving this issue is a priority for the current administration.
“The structural forms are specifically designed to combat the problem of low income and exclusion. There are 35 main nutrients that everyone in Mexico needs access to in order to live a healthy life. The government is working to develop an inclusive financial system which enables everyone to access these fundamental products,” said Meade.
LatinFinance’s Cumbre Financiera Mexicana, held at Mexico City’s Four Seasons hotel, is an annual forum that explores Mexico’s reform agenda and the opportunities it offers for investment and growth.