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Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets with López Obrador

Mexico City, Mexico — Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier continues with his visit to Mexico. On Tuesday, the President met with Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City.

The pair were in the company of other dignataries during the scheduled visit.

“We are going to receive the President of Germany with great pleasure. We are going to have a conversation and we are also going to have a coexistence, there is going to be a meal with German businessmen who are accompanying him,” López Obrador stated at his Tuesday morning press conference prior to the meeting.

López Obrador said that their meeting will not only include a discussion on the war in Ukraine and its effects, “but also the economic and commercial relations that exist between Mexico and Germany and how to consolidate them.”

“This is part of the prevailing situation that Mexico is an attractive country for foreign investment, Germany has had investments in Mexico for a long time, very important investments, it is an important trading partner of Mexico and we want to strengthen those relations,” he said.

Germany is Mexico’s fourth largest trading partner in the world and the first among European countries, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).

The German head of state is visiting Mexico from September 19 to September 21, where he is also scheduled to hold a solemn session in the Senate, receive the title of Distinguished Guest from the Government of Mexico City and meet with authorities from the state of Jalisco.