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Invitation to press tour to Denmark for Mexican media prior to the state visit

24.02.2016  18:56

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark invites members of the Mexican media to apply for a press tour to Denmark from 13 March to 16 March 2016*. All travel, accommodation and local transport expenses will be covered. The participants will cover their own food and drink expenses.

The press trip will take place prior to the Mexican State visit to Denmark by President Enrique Peña Nieto from 13 to 14 April 2016, and will consist of a comprehensive program, including a unique opportunity for an interview with H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark as well as other visits and events.

The strong bilateral relations between Mexico and Denmark commenced in 1827 when a Friendship, Trade and Navigation Treaty was signed. This treaty was the beginning of a friendship that has since flourished with mutual benefits. Bilateral trade has consistently increased while our two countries cooperate extensively on global issues.

In recent years the Danish royal family has visited Mexico on several occasions. The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark visited Mexico in 2013 as well as H.M. Queen Margrethe II visited in 2008. The current visit by President Enrique Peña Nieto marks the strengthening of ties between Mexico and Denmark and the focus of the visit will be on deepening commercial ties between our two countries.

Presently Denmark cooperates with Mexico on a series of issues including energy, environment, climate, health and agriculture.
In terms of trade Denmark is an important investor in Mexico with several large scale investments.

Attendance of press tour will be limited and it may not be possible to accommodate all who are interested in the visit. It is the aim of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark to ensure a composition which would represent the diversity of the Mexican media and include both visual and printed media organizations. The language of the press tour will be English and translation will not be provided.

Members of the media desiring to attend the press tour should send applications to Alexander Watts by 3pm on Wednesday 2 March 2016. Please include in the email a brief intro of your media, number of staff on your team, stories publication plans, and other materials that would support your application.

*Departure from Mexico will be 12 March.
Flight dates and times may be subject to change. This is due to the availability at the time of the booking.