Ambassador: the creation of TTP would not affect the development of relations between Russia and Mexico


For Mexico, the conclusion of TRANS-Pacific agreement is very important because it opens access to new markets, said the country’s Ambassador to Russia Ruben Beltran. He noted that he sees no direct or negative impact on relations with Russia.

MOSCOW, 19 Oct. In Mexico not believe that the agreement to establish the TRANS-Pacific partnership (TPP) will have a negative impact on the development of trade relations with Russia, said the country’s Ambassador to Russia Ruben Beltran.

“I don’t think that the creation of the TTP could have a negative impact on the development of economic relations between Russia and Mexico, in particular in trade or investment. The TTP itself does not have a negative impact,” he said.

According to the diplomat, for Mexico, the agreement is very important because it opens access to new markets. “But no direct or negative effects (for relations with Russia — ed.) I do not see”, — he stressed.

The agreement to establish the TRANS-Pacific partnership (TPP) was reached on 5 October. It will created a free trade area in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pacific countries account for over 40% of the world economy and a third of world trade. The parties to the agreement — the U.S., Canada, Mexico in North America, Peru and Chile — in the South, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam in Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand.

The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov earlier said that Moscow’s position on TTP will be formed after careful analysis to ensure that it meets the interests of Russia. At the same time he reminded of the speech of Vladimir Putin at the session of the UN General Assembly in which he expressed concern about the creation of some closed structures, which would then be a substitute for the WTO and international trade rules.