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Mexico and Denmark hold Bilateral Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico — Earlier this week, Mexico and Denmark held the II meeting of the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on multilateral issues in Copenhagen.

During the meeting, topics of global governance, strengthening multilateralism, Agenda 2030, fight against climate change, Feminist Foreign Policy and technological diplomacy were addressed.

The meeting was chaired by the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joel Hernández García, and by the Secretary of State Foreign Policy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Lisbet Zilmer-Johns, the SRE reported in a statement.

At the meeting, officials discussed the defense and promotion of human rights, cooperation to address current global challenges and the search of peaceful solutions in the global context.

In relation to the Danish candidacy for the United Nations Security Council 2025-2026, the undersecretary shared elements about Mexico’s experience during its most recent participation as a non-permanent member of the aforementioned body.

Hernández García and Zilmer-Johns agreed on the need to urgently promote a reform that reactivates the relevance of the Council.

On the other hand, the representatives reviewed the results of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) and the necessary route to advance the proposed objectives.

In addition, they discussed the need to achieve substantive progress on the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

Likewise, they reaffirmed their commitment to continue advancing the gender agenda and, in that sense, Undersecretary Hernández made reference to the III Ministerial Conference on Feminist Foreign Policies, which will be held in Mexico City in July, and which Denmark will be part of.

SRE in Copenhagen May 17, 2024. Photo: SRE

The senior officials also exchanged views on regional issues, and highlighted the dynamic Mexico-European Union relationship, highlighting the Global Gateway as an instrument to enhance the relationship and promote economic projects in various fields. Likewise, they addressed the agreements reached during the Celac-EU Summit, held in 2023.

Regarding the topic of emerging technologies, the Danish ambassador for Technological Diplomacy, Anne Marie Engtoft, highlighted the interest in collaborating with Mexico and shared the central points of Denmark’s new strategy on technological diplomacy.

In particular, the geopolitical commitment to technology industry, working to ensure responsible frameworks for new and critical technologies, increase cooperation on technology security policies, and strengthen global standards and partnerships.

Mexico reaffirms its commitment to strengthening dialogue, cooperation and strategic partnership with Denmark.