On Monday morning a delegation from the city of Chetumal, led by newly elected municipal president Eduardo Espinosa Abuxapqui , visited Belize to cement formal relations with Belize City and the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Following the formal program, we asked the Mayors what will be done to make the business traffic between Belize and Mexico more two-way or reciprocal.
According to Mayor Bradley, when that office is established, Belizean businesses must be prepared to take advantage.
Darrell Bradley – Belize City Mayor:
We can only provide the networking opportunities. We can only bring people together. It is for the people and for the businesses to make that work. A lot of that has to fall on us in terms of what we are able to set out, what we are able to produce, what we are able to exchange, both in the area of trade, in the area of products, in the area of services. The lower Mexican market is a market that has in excess of fifteen million people. What we can offer in terms of Belize, we can offer a gateway into the Caribbean region, which itself offers a high population. But that market in lower Mexico is there, and it is there for us to take opportunity of. But in terms of our side, we need to have the level of service, and we need to have the level of product delivery, to be able to trade at an area that allows for mutual exchanges, and best possibilities in terms of gain.
On Tuesday afternoon the group toured various projects of the Council in Belize City and concluded with lunch at the House of Culture.