Xavier Bettel made a well overdue official visit to Mexico this week, the first made by a Luxembourg prime minister in the past 40 years.
Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel is pictured with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the Presidential Palace on 8 April
Photo: Ministry of State
He made up for lost time, cramming in plenty of talks and ceremonies accompanied by an economic delegation, which included Luxembourg for Finance and Alfi representatives, according to the government.
On Monday, Bettel was welcomed by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the Presidential Palace for an interview. According to the government, discussions focused on strengthening bilateral relations. Bettel said he looked forward to the signing of an updated agreement between the European Union and Mexico, an agreement which the government said ”sends a strong signal in favour of rules-based international trade.”
On Tuesday, Bettel was named an “honorary citizen” of Mexico City during a ceremony with mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.