World Bulletin / News Desk
Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Mexico's candidate for for the post of Director General at World Trade Organization (WTO), stated that he made senior level contacts in Turkey and said, "We hope to have Turkey's help in this process."
Stating that Turkey and Mexico were developing under similar conditions, Mendoza said, "Both Turkey and Mexico are close to big markets. Mexico being close to the US and Turkey being close to the EU, allows them to develop at similar standards."
Speaking of the economic crisis and how both countries developed their own formula, Mendoza said that Turkey developed its commercial relations with the Middle East and Africa and Mexico created new areas of rivalry to deal with the crisis.
Touching on the importance of the need for serious structural reforms, Mendoza stated that the US, EU and Japan had to recover their economies with such reforms.
Mendoza also emphasized the importance of economic organizations and said that it was great success to host the G-20. and added, "If platforms like G-20 didn't exist, many countries would have followed protective policies and hence growth wouldn't be established. Therefore, many countries would have felt the crisis much deeper in effect."
Mendoza stated that he had two advantages for the selection of the Director General of the WTO. The first was his gain from Mexico's experience in trade and the second was his experience in the field. "We took historical steps in negotiations for the WTO presidency. Previously, I have led the negotiations for the free trade agreements between the US and Mexico which ended successfully. At the time it was told to be difficult for the US to sign such an agrement with a developing Mexico but we did it and paved the way for countries such as Costa Rica, Chile and Peru."
Mentioning that he made senior level contacts in Turkey, Mendoza stated that they hoped to have Turkey'ssupport in the election process.Last Mod: 19 Şubat 2013, 13:57