The autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha visits Mexico with the dual objective of getting tourists from this country who travel to Spain take the step to this region and attract Mexican investment, explained today Efe the Minister of Economy, Business, Employment and Tourism of the regional government, Patricia Franco.
During this two-day visit, which started on Wednesday, the counseling team has moved to Mexico City to meet up to 160 people.
"Relationships can intensify in every way," said the counselor.
Mexico is the fifth non-European country in trade relations with the autonomy of Castilla-La Mancha and the trade balance is positive.
The greatest attractions that this region of central Spain can offer, according to Franco, are the social peace between the business side and the union side, the "excellent infrastructures" such as airports and high-speed trains, the talent of the young university, and the large amount of land available.
"We are getting that many foreign companies that were considering settling in Spain go to Castilla-La Mancha for talent and spaces at competitive prices," said the counselor.
The Spanish sectors that most interest Mexico are agri-food and trade.
As for the first, it is worth mentioning wine, since Castilla-La Mancha produces 50% of the wine from Spain, as well as olive oil, Manchego cheese, lamb and garlic, among other products.
In the second they are interested in matters related to technology or tourism, the latter being one of the most relevant areas, especially in relation to the Quixote of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616).
On the other hand, the products that most imports the Latin American country to Castilla-La Mancha are mechanical devices, electrical equipment and automotive components.
Regarding the debate generated by the existence of a Manchego cheese in Mexico different from the denomination of origin of Castilla-La Mancha, the counselor said that "the problem is not between the two countries, but for the consumer, who sometimes can not differentiate them. "
"We are sister countries and they are united by many ties, so there has always been duplication in many terminologies," Franco said.