PA and Mexico sign agreements to promote sustainable development projects in Palestine – Middle East Monitor
The Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) has signed an agreement with the Mexican government to establish strategic partnerships and strengthen cooperation between the two countries through development programs.
According to Wafa News Agencytechnical expertise will be exchanged between PICA and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) and cooperative relationships will be established in various fields, including education, communications and information technology, health, environment and agriculture.
In a region plagued by conflict and grappling with the health and socio-economic impacts of Covid-19, AMEXCID says such projects are vital for some degree of regional stability.
“The aim of developing cooperative relations as well as enhancing common interests between the two parties is to promote sustainable development and achieve the International Development Goals 2030, in cooperation with local and international partners,” the official said. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Palestinian Authority.
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AMEXCID coordinates Mexico’s international development cooperation actions and generates the instruments and tools necessary for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of cooperation that is results-oriented, transparent and in line with the principles of efficiency.
In the past, Mexico has expressed dismay at the escalation of violence against Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli occupation authorities.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard addressed the UN Security Council last year, where he called for the “consolidation of a politically and economically viable Palestinian state”.
He expressed Mexico’s position on the issue, condemning the expansion of Israeli settlements, the demolition of Palestinian structures and attacks by organizations in Gaza against Israel.