Mexico and Belize agree on development and cooperation programs | News


The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño, agreed this Saturday to launch the “Sembrando Vida” program in the Central American nation, among other initiatives that will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation.


López Obrador expands and strengthens ties in Central America and Cuba

Shortly after the arrival of the Mexican president to Belizean lands, where he was received with honors, he held a private meeting with his Caribbean counterpart and both delegations also finalized details on the cooperation projects.

In this framework, both countries signed a letter of intent regarding bilateral cooperation for the Sembrando Vida program and it transpired that a youth training program promoted by Mexico, which began some time ago, will be expanded.

In addition, tariffs on agricultural and fishing products from Belize were eliminated, according to the Mexican Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, on Twitter.

In his message to the accredited press after the official meeting, López Obrador specified that the Sembrando Vida program will benefit 2,000 producers who will receive income for advancing the planting of fruit and timber trees, in favor of food sovereignty and care for the environment.

It was also learned that Mexico will add three schools to a training program for young people in productive and social activities. In this regard, AMLO meant that these young people will have the possibility of getting ahead with honest work and not associating themselves with organized crime.

In addition, he urged the Belizean authorities to act together based on regional development, to which Briceño responded that Belize’s place is with Mexico and Central America.

The Mexican head of state is expected to leave for Cuba in the afternoon, where he will meet with his counterpart, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Belize is the fourth stop on López Obrador’s tour of Central American and Caribbean nations, focused on emigration and regional development and cooperation projects. He previously visited Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

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