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President Peña Nieto Welcomes Honduras’ Hernández

President Enrique Peña Nieto, gave Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández an official welcome at the National Palace
By The News · 26 of February 2016 17:58:01
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto embraces with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) embraces with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido, No available

MEXICO CITY – With the aim of strengthening the bilateral relationship of 137 years and closer trade ties between Mexico and Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernández visited Mexico Friday.

Enrique Peña Nieto, gave Hernández an official welcome at the National Palace in a ceremony where the national anthems of both countries were sung.

In the private meeting that lasted for more than an hour, the leaders discussed issues ranging from trade opportunities, common infrastructure and migration.

Then they signed the joint declaration of the meeting, a tourism agreement and an agreement on copyright.

President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is committed to finding new support mechanisms to promote development in Central America, especially Honduras.

“We share the vision that the development of wellbeing of our country will be optimal and prosperous as also happens for Honduras, and Central America to do well. The development of Central America certainly must also see Mexico reach conditions of further development,” he said.

The president stressed that the visit of the president of Honduras historical ties of friendship are stamped with the commitment to move forward in favor of both companies.

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto (R) speaks with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. Photo: Reuters/Edgard Garrido.

He highlighted the agreements reached in the joint statement that new avenues of bilateral cooperation on issues such as migration, environment and gender equality are opened.

President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, recognized and appreciated the interest shown by Central Mexico.

He said that today more than ever the relations between Mexico and Honduras are at their best.

“The Mexican people, their love of Honduras, Latin American brothers shows here our gratitude to President Peña Nieto because we Cent

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez inspect a guard of honour during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Peña Nieto (L) and Hernández inspect a guard of honor. Photo: Reuters/Edgard Garrido

ral Americans felt his presidency, particularly Honduras, that Mexico has turned to its Central American neighbors,” he said.

The president of Honduras thanked the support of Mexico to serve the Honduran migrants who cross our country and pledged to take measures to assist migrants on their return.

“We will also make that agreement to identify the most expeditious route and want to be punctual in this, in the case of Guatemala to be a decent and suffering no return actions” trouble.

The official visit ended with the food that the Mexican government offered in honor of the Honduran president. Here again they endorsed the ties of cooperation and joint work.

In a gesture of camaraderie Peña Nieto, he said he will invite the president of Honduras for a tequila, who called before to see the wonders of his country and offered to do it himself again, as the tour guide.