Chetumal, Q.R. — Quintana Roo and Belize have signed an international border cooperation agreement that will see the expansion of border businesses. Both Governor Carlos Joaquín and Belize Prime Minister John Briceño said the new agreement will strengthen commercial, tourist, cultural and social ties.
On Thursday, Governor Carlos Joaquín led the signing of the international border cooperation agreements between Quintana Roo and Belize during a ceremony in Chetumal.
The idea is to build additional businesses along the mutual border to help create the conditions for economic activity, development and job creation in a sustainable way. Joaquin said that “if we do not work so that the people can live better, so that people leave poverty and have access to basic services, our good speeches and intentions are useless.”
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investments of Belize and the Secretariat of Economic Development of Quintana Roo on Commercial Cooperation, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Corozal Free Zone and the Logistics Development Trust, Industrial, Technological and Foreign Trade of the State of Quintana Roo on commercial cooperation and promotion of investments in industrial, logistics and technology matters.
The Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño, stressed that together, Belize and Mexico have the potential to become the main business center for exports to the trade routes of Central America.