Mexico: A Country in Transformation

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  • Mexico city

    Mexico: A Country in Transformation

    Date Wed, 03 Oct 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:00
    Location AIIA (ACT Branch)

    Mexico has undergone a very quick transformation in the past few decades by fully embracing democracy, free trade and openness to the world. It is now the second largest economy in Latin America, the 15th largest economy in the world, the most populated Spanish-speaking country and the 8th most visited country worldwide. Yet it also faces a number of challenges, both domestically and on an international scale. In regards to the latter, a combination of increased nationalism and protectionist trends have forced it both to reassess its relations with existing partners, and to increase its efforts to diversify its economic and political relations. In this regard, the Asia-Pacific region and Australia play a very important role in Mexico’s quest for diversification, as recent developments in regards to the CPTPP and the Pacific Alliance show. Ambassador Peña Haller will address these and other related topics during his presentation.

    Ambassador Eduardo Peña Haller was appointed as Ambassador of Mexico to Australia in 2017. Previously, he served as deputy legal advisor for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a career diplomat with over 30 years of experience, and some of his previous positions include Consul General of Mexico in Frankfurt, deputy head of...

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