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President Calderón Converses with Foreign Entrepreneurs and Investors in Mexico

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on February 18, 2011

Press Release, February 16th,2011.

Mexican President Felipe Calderón received the 58 directors of firms with the highest foreign investment in Mexico in order to exchange points of view on various issues on the national agenda, mainly related to economic issues and security.

President Calderón stated that the decision by these firms to invest in Mexico reflects the strength and perspectives of its economy. He also detailed several elements of the agenda on which Federal Government is working to make Mexico a more competitive and safe country.

Economy secretary Bruno Ferrari García de Alba explained the advantages that the country offers productive investment, and the actions being carried out to improve the business environment. Among other indicators, he said that Mexico rose from 12th to 6th position as the most attractive destination for investment, according to the United Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Investment Prospects 2009-2011. He added that between 2007 and 2010, according to AT Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index 2010, Mexico rose from 19th to 8th position. These examples confirm Mexico as a solid investment destination, with an enormous potential for growth for conducting business.

Representatives of Federal Government’s Security Cabinet explained the record progress registered within the National Security Strategy, particularly as regards capturing criminal leaders, institutional reinforcements and reforms of the legal framework. At the same time, they stated that the authorities in the three orders of government and society as a whole must maintain a common front to achieve genuine, sustainable security. (continue reading… )


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