Belizean Foreign Minister Wilfred Peter Elrington wrapped up his visit to Mexico with the signing of eight agreements to strengthen bilateral judicial cooperation, the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

Elrington met on Monday with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, who thanked him for being the first Belizean foreign minister to make an official working visit to Mexico.

The agreements cover air transportation; shipping; energy; social security; intellectual property and patents; climate change; wildlife conservation; and consumer protection.

Elrington was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, while Meade received Belize's Order of Distinction.

The foreign minister participated in a seminar on Mexico-Belize relations attended by more than 250 students, academics, officials and members of the diplomatic corps.

Mexico is Belize's No. 1 trading partner in Latin America and the Caribbean, the secretariat said.

Belize is one of the three countries Mexico borders, with the others being the United States and Guatemala. EFE

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