A nine-member Mexico-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group has been formed in a ceremony at the Mexican Parliament presided by the president of the Mexico-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group Deputy Rosalina Dominguez Flores, MP.
It was a momentous step forward in the growing partnership between Bangladesh and Mexico, the group said.
In her remarks at the event on 6 April, Rosalina Dominguez Flores referred to the similarities between the two nations and stressed the importance of establishing partnerships in the areas of culture, economy, ecology, industry, technology and politics, reads a press release.
Welcoming this Bangladesh noble initiative of the Mexican Parliament, Ambassador to the United Mexican States Abida Islam said that it would be reciprocated soon by Bangladesh's parliament.
She also mentioned that in terms of the size of the population, Bangladesh and Mexico constitute 3.8% of the global population and therefore it is extremely important for the elected representatives of both countries to form a platform to forge a stronger friendship and take bilateral relations to new heights.
At the programme, Parliamentary Friendship Group members Legislator Martha Alicia Arreola Martínez, Legislator Marcos Rosendo Medina Filigrana, Legislator Juanita Guerra Mena and Legislator Santiago Torreblanca Engell participated.
Underlining the importance of a stronger relationship based on solidarity and respect, they intended to strengthen the bilateral relationship in the areas of trade and commerce, tourism, and sharing of good practices in addressing the adverse effects of climate change and gender issues.
Director of the Asia Pacific Department of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Carlos Rubio in his remarks congratulated Bangladesh and offered all support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Mexico-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group.