New York, 26 September 2007 Press release

Plassnik: "Dense network of relations on all levels"


Foreign Minister honours Mexican colleague with high award of the Republic of Austria

New York, 26 September 2007 - "A dense network of relations on all levels exists between Mexico and Austria - on a political, economic, cultural, and personal level. Patricia Espinosa is a connoisseur and friend of Austria who has contributed significantly to intensifying the network of relations between our two countries. She has always been an important contact partner for me in the network of foreign ministers, who has always been committed to promoting women's issues in international politics", said Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik yesterday during the presentation of the Golden Decoration of Honour for Merit to her Mexican colleague Patricia Espinosa in the building of the Austrian representation in New York.

"Our clear commitment to multilateralism also unites Austria and Mexico on an international level. We pursue similar aims in this respect - this makes us allies in our efforts to increase security for the people", said the Foreign Minister, pointing out in this context to the joint initiative against cluster munitions.

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